Moment 1) 8:00pm, after an amazing workshop, I go to lock the office door and I realised that I had lent my office key to a co-worker.
What am I to do now? It is interesting how something that comes up unexpectedly can bring you to the present moment. Previous thoughts about what to eat for dinner, how late it was, etc were gone.
After a couple choice words, my thinking brain kicked into gear. Can I turn on the alarm and keep the door unlocked? Who’s the closest person to the office that can come and lock the door? How long will I have to wait here for them to come? What are my options?
After deciding to call the office manager, Ya-Wen for help, she had another solution that brought me to Moment 2). Finding a spare key located in a drawer. Feelings of relief flood into me. My problem is solved and I can go home.
As I was driving home, I thought about these two significant moments and realised: Life is simply a series of moments. Some are forever engrained into your nervous system...the first time you rode a bike, your first kiss, the day you got married or had a child. Others, just pass us by.
When the important moments come up, do you appreciate them the way you should? We only have a limited number of moments, how are you spending yours? With whom do you spend your precious few? What are you doing to make your moments count for something?
Homework: Make a list of some of the most important moments in your life. Appreciate them and be grateful for the ones you have.
I thank the circumstances that came about to remind me of the precious gift of a moment. I woke up this morning and was thankful that I get the opportunity to wake up today when so many others, did not. Here’s to making your moments count today!
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.