“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.” ~ Anonymous
The year was 1969. I entered this world and life in human form began. A life that was full of moments….of being truly in the present.
Do you remember learning to walk? Or talk? Or eat?
And what about laughter – didn't it just happen spontaneously?
Okay, so maybe recalling these early life memories isn't fully possible. We see it, though, when we see a baby – today – doing these things.
Things each one of us did, too.
Life began – for all of us – with moments where we just tried things. We just went "out there" and did it.
Did we fall? Did our words come out jumbled? Did we get food on our face?
And you know what – none of that stopped us! We would just keep on doing it – and getting better each time.
Oh…and laughing…I'm pretty sure we all did lots of that!! Even if life seemed hard or challenging…laughter was still there.
How about today?
Our life is now.
Do you fully grasp that? Do I fully grasp that?
As a baby in this world…this concept was so natural to all of us.
As we have grown older, do we always remember that?
Yarmouth Clam Festival: Yarmouth, Maine ~ July 2010
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This video, created in conjunction with The Levity Project, epitomizes truly living in the moment.
Note: I'm in there, on one of those big blue bouncy hippity hop balls!
Everyone involved in this – everyone! – went into this event with some unknowing of exactly how this would all happen. And yet, all of these amazing people – from all walks of life – came together to create this moment…a moment of joy for all those awaiting the start of the Yarmouth Clam Festival parade.
There were moments of confusion. There were moments of chaos. There were moments of "last minute change".
…just like that baby we all were…learning to walk, to talk, to live…
“Joy is increased by spreading it to others” ~ Robert Murray McCheyne
And then, it came together!
As I reflect back on this moment, I'm reminded of the words of Abraham Lincoln…
“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Today is YOUR day!
This moment is YOUR moment!
How will you live it?