Hi Everyone. Today is not about decor crazy or new summer flowers or a new yummy recipe but about a very special story.
If you have a few minutes sit down and read this lovely story and think about this teacher's words and then go out and enjoy or notice something small, simple and cherish this moment in your life.
Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America - If you remember,
she's the wife of Todd Beamer who said 'Let's Roll!' and
helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was
heading for Washington, DC back on 9/11.
She said it's the little things that she misses most about
Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came
home, and her children running to meet him.
Lisa recalled this story: "I had a very special teacher in
high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly
of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she shared
some of her insight with a classroom of students. As the
late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the
classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she
moved a few things a side on the edge of her desk and
sat down there.
With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused
and said, 'Class is over, I would like to share with all of you,
a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very
important. Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share,
love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows
when this fantastic experience will end.
It can be taken away at any moment.
Perhaps this is God's way of telling us that we must make
the most out of every single day. Her eyes, beginning to
water, she went on, 'So I would like you all to make me
a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on
your way home, find something beautiful to notice.
It doesn't have to be something you see, it could be a
scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of
someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze
slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the
morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently
to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish
them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these
things are the "stuff" of life. The little things we are put
here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for
The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our
books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon,
I noticed more things on my way home from school than
I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think
of that teacher and remember what an impression she
made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those
things that sometimes we all overlook.
Take notice of something special you see on your lunch
hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset.
Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip ice
cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we
did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.
If you like this, please pass it on to a friend,
or quietly reflect on this for yourself.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away."
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
The nicest place to be is in someone's thoughts.
The safest place to be is in someone's prayers,
and the very best place to be is....
right here in the moment.
I enjoy each and every one of your sweet visits and comments to my blog. May you find a simple little "stuff of life" today to make you smile.
Have a great rest of the week. Enjoy the beautiful week end to come. Join me back here on Saturday for a new blogger for you to get to know in Spotlight.