Friday, May 13, 2011

Savoring the Sweetness of Life

“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special.” - Jim Valvano

Life is like eating an ice cream cone.

One minute its packed firmly in place and you are filled with joy and anticipation. The next it's dripping all over the place and making a sticky mess. There are days you can lick it, and days you lose your grip.

But no matter what, you have to just dig in and start tasting it. Don't try to save it for later, because each moment melts away faster than you ever imagined.

So, this is for my son, who just last week, smiled and laughed and enjoyed his cone. Until he dropped it. Then there were tears; lots and lots of tears.

So this week's cone was handled with more intention and delight. Intention and delight; good words for a good week.

1 comment:

Bach said...

I love what you said about life sometimes being a perfect mound of sweetness and dripping all over theplace at other times. So true. We have to savor the moments where we aren't frantically trying to clean up the mess. Thanks for the reminder.