Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Those Moments You Won't Forget

I read a great quote today on the Abercrombie & Kent website:

“How many things have you done in your life that you know, with absolute certainty, you will remember for the rest of your life?” (Geoffrey Kent, Chairman & CEO)

I know in my life I've been blessed to have quite a few experiences that I know I'll never forget:

Standing in the middle of Walt Disney World as an 8 year old, being overwhelmed by the magic of it all.

Playing scrabble until late in the night with my mom, brother, sister, and grandparents and laughing until my sides hurt.

Taking in the Atlantic ocean in Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. Feeling so small next to the vastness of the ocean.

Conquering my fear of heights with a trip up to the observation floor on the John Hancock Center, being in awe of the sprawling and beautiful city of Chicago below.

Walking along a bush road with a friend this summer, the wind blowing around us as the sunset reflected off the lake. Talking about heaven and knowing it would feel something like that.

And while I could add many more memories to that list, I know at the same time that there is room for a whole lot more. I want to live my life in a way that is purposeful, not just allowing time to idly slide by. I want to remember every moment, every experience and live every day to the absolute fullest. Whether I'm standing next to the ocean or walking down the street downtown.

Life is a gift. It is precious. And I'm thankful for each moment I get.


Anonymous said...

I've been to some cool places. I've met some cool rock stars. I feel like I've seen it and done it. My job is great. But I have nothing to look forward to. I'm just bored.

Kristen said...

It's great that you've had so many experiences, but I can understand why you'd get the "been there, done that" feeling after a while.

Have you ever thought of making a list of new things you want to do? There are sites like my50.com where you can get ideas from other people and then make your own list of things you'd like to do, try or see that you haven't already. There are some fantastic ideas on some of those lists- it might give you some stuff to look forward to. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

awesome quote!