Sitting in my favorite blue wingback chair yesterday afternoon, I had a sudden recollection of a past time. The sun was poking through the bare winter trees outside, sending individual rays through the voile curtain and onto the side of my face and the wall to my left where the shadows of the dancing branches played. I was taken back to a time when we stayed at a trout fishing lodge one winter, and we experienced the same feeling of warmth and contentment that afternoon, playing board games with the kids, seeing the sunlight bounce of the wood panels and floors, insulated from the cold breeze outside. It was a moment to savor. A memory to bank for a later time.
It’s so important that we do savor life as we live it, appreciate what’s happening on a seemingly ordinary day, to look at our world with fresh eyes every day, so that we don’t miss or overlook a simple joy. We take many photos when we’re on holiday so that we can peruse them later to recall what we saw but if we did not also savor the moment at the same time, the memory would be flat.
And that’s how it should be every day no matter how mundane the day is. What are we missing if we’re not fully aware?
Seize each day! Savor each moment! Your future self will thank you.