Abraham Lincoln said. “it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” I agree. Live every moment.
Vashti showed us the sights around Boston and proudly showed us her neighborhood, Jamaica Plain. It was fun seeing all the sights, but I have to tell you my favorite place was a little ice cream shop to which Vashti brought us. All the ice cream there was vegan friendly, meaning I could actually eat it. I found out a couple years ago that I am allergic to dairy (NOT lactose intolerant) and what I have missed most is ice cream. I’ll tell you I almost cried – to be able to have my choice of so many flavors. I actually had a brownie sundae! I certainly lived every moment of that experience.
Hmm, my intention when I started writing this was not to tell you all about my travels. They just turned out to be a good example of living every good moment. Evidently, those moments still live strong in me. I had such a thrilling, exciting, wonderful, loving, joyous time with my family. I wish it never had to end.
Years ago I heard about a godly woman who would handle her challenges in life by saying “praise the Lord, He’s gonna teach me…” and she would fill in the blank with an appropriate lesson for the situation. I loved that! She lived every moment. I don’t suppose we have to be all smiles and giggles through the tough moments, but live them and learn from them. Feel what you need to feel, learn what you need to learn and move on.
Life isn’t meant to just be lived in the special occasions. I believe when we limit ourselves to allowing ourselves to embrace only the good experiences then we are just existing. Me? I want to LIVE to 108. If I’m just existing, then let it be done. I won’t have that. I. Will. Live. Every. Moment.