Moments are the Molecules that Make Up Eternity 8


 

Moments

 

I love this quote by Neal A. Maxwell.  He had a way of turning mere words into poetry.  This is something I need to work on: moments.  If I am not careful they pass me by.  I know I have been focusing on this in a couple of my posts, but it seems so important.

But, I have found it isn’t just the little good things that make up eternity, it is also how we respond to those negative things that happen in our lives.  How did I respond when the car cut me off? When my friend forgot to return my call?  How did I respond when they didn’t care about the party they were invited to that I spent hours and hours preparing for? 

How did I respond to the little fingers that reach out for me when I am angry?  How do I respond to the messes that seem to appear several times a day?

These are the moments.  As I think about what I remember from my childhood, I remember dinner every night together.  Family prayers whether we had friends there or not.  I remember toys on the floor and bikes in the yard.  I remember my mom singing.  I remember my brothers wrestling.  Laughter.

I hope I can leave good memories.  I hope I can enjoy the moments, good and bad, that make up my every day.   

 

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8 thoughts on “Moments are the Molecules that Make Up Eternity

  • Reply
    AmieJo

    This is great! I am working on finding a balance in life and ejoying the things that matter most. I like this ideas of ejoying the moments that are both good and bad and becoming closer to God. I like the list of things you remember from childhood. I don’t like the toys all over and the house a mess but to be honest that is what happens a lot because if I have to chose between playing, writing or cleaning then cleaning will always be the thing I don’t do.

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Yes, Amiejo. It does seem that toys around the house are common as a mother. I prefer to have my home organized and clutter free as I feel it helps me concentrate better and feel less anxious, but I also want my kids to remember good and happy things, not only a “clean house”. Thanks for stopping by!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      I agree Topaz. When I think on my own life, there are so many hard things that have made me who I am today. I wouldn’t trade them!

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    Rebekah

    Beautiful thoughts! We need to leave legacies of love and compassion.
    Thank you for linking up your post at the Bloggers Brags Party, I hope you can come again soon!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      We do need to leave legacies of love. Thank you for sharing! I will be there this week!