My grandpa used to joke that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer to the end you get, the faster it goes. I see it happening as a parent, watching our kids grow up.
I wish I could bottle the moments now as they’re happening to re-live these normal but chaotic and crazy days as a mom when the kids are grown and my house is empty. I sometimes get overwhelmed to the point of tears when I stop to realize how big they’ve gotten and acknowledge that it felt like ten minutes ago, I was walking around the house in the dark with their warm soft tiny heads nuzzled under my chin as I hummed trying to calm them down to sleep.
What I don’t stop to think about is that I’m getting older too. (It’s because I’m not, of course.)
Simple Abundance 10: Until It Is Carved in Stone
There is a cemetery in our town with a sign in front of it announcing the road is a Dead End. We always giggle about it when we see it, but it always reminds me too, that there is an end to all of this someday. How many ordinary days pass by where we rush to work, school, evening activities, and then to bed without noticing the extraordinary moments?
We need to stop remeniscing of the past and planning for the future and enjoy the moments we have right now.
“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth— and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up— that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Until the memory of our lives is carved in stone, it is possible every day to become aware of our heart’s desire if we recognize those moments that make us happy.
What made you happy today?