I read that Dr. Seuss once said, “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
Whether it takes minutes or a lifetime to be recognized, whether it feels monumental or inconsequential, every moment carries value.
Although it’s a constant challenge, I try my best to capture some shred of meaning just before the moment begins slipping away. Sometimes I succeed. At other times, especially when I’m caught up in minutia and tangled in aggravation, it’s an epic failure.
It’s on those days that I re-read a poem I wrote nearly 22 years ago, called, Treasured Moments. It helps me to seize more moments while taking less of them for granted.
Days like this I wish could last
too few hours that race so fast
so before this moment becomes the past
I remind myself to grasp it before its pass
because so many yesterdays I reflect upon
were treasures unrealized until they were gone…10/26/96
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