Cherishing every moment

“Still waiting for my life to start….anyone with me??” –  Facebook post from June 27, 2012 at 3:40pm

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In today’s everyday inspiration the topic is, “Mine your own material,” and I am writing about an old facebook i posted in 2014. I call it, “Cherishing every moment.”

When i wrote this i was just coming out of a deep depression from losing my grandma to colon cancer. This was a hard time for me, mainly because regardless of how she treated my parents and some of the things that were said to me, we were pretty close. My grams taught me respect, what good music and television is, and we always managed to have good conversations. I have seen a lot of people around me that i grew up with die, but this was the first time i had someone this close die. It’s funny how you hear the expression, “you are not guaranteed tomorrow, so cherish every moment you have with the ones you love,” and can still not comprehend it until something happens to the ones you love. There are some days where i wonder what my grams would say if she saw me now; what would she say about my husband? Sometimes, i long to hear her voice just once as she gives me that look of hers and says, “Angelita!”

During this time, i wasn’t looking at the good things i had but what my life should have been. My take away from this would be to always remain thankful and content with your present state while also looking for ways to be productive and moving forward. When life seems stuck, ask yourself if you are content with your life….you don’t have to like everything about it, but be thankful, and ask God to give you the strength to change what you can and leave the rest in His hands. The moment you do this, you will realize your purpose and find true joy! Are there areas in your life you need to cherish more? I encourage you to take a moment today and call your parents, grandparents, or close friends and let them know how much you appreciate them.


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