Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Valuing time


M and I are reading "The Hunger Games" series by Suzanne Collins.  We're almost done with "Catching Fire," and I can't imagine how the third book will top the first two.  It's actually hard for me to deal with the subject matter at times, but it's a creative, well-written series. 

Mostly...I just enjoy the time with M.  We take turns reading out loud, and I treasure those shared moments.  I'm a closet actress and love doing the voices of each character.  Years ago, I spent many special hours reading the Harry Potter series with my sons, and I'm so glad to have a similar experience with M.

These special moments, so hard won in my busy world, are what keep me going.  They're the moments that ground me, that make me realize how lucky I am.  They're the moments that make me realize how important the little things are...the things so easily taken for granted that actually provide the substance in life.

We all walk a tight rope...life can fall one way or the other, no matter who we are or how we live our lives.  Treasure the moments in time...the moments that touch your heart and lift your spirits.  Those moments carry you through everything else...those moments make it all worthwhile.

1 comment:

Just an average runner said...

I was sitting here writing something about being inspired and what is inspirational, and I just added something to the list...feeling happy for someone else. Plus, you have a very warm, peaceful style of writing.