Don’t you just love it when God reminds you of something you knew, but forgot your knew?
Yeah, I do too.
He did that yesterday. He reminded me of how He gives us a fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning each and every day. I shared that reminder in yesterday’s post.
This new day, this new beginning, comes complete with twenty-four hours of opportunities, choices, and possibilities. It’s flawlessly matched with a set of 1,440 minutes. These hours and minutes are special gifts–gifts from God to each one of us. This day cannot be exchanged or replaced. It’s priceless, incomparable, and stuffed full of one-on-a-kind moments.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t wake up each morning with this kind of attitude.
(Not at least until after I’ve had my coffee!)
But what if we did?
So much of my life I spent looking to the future. Anticipating how great it was going to be. Working, striving, for it. Yet, I also found myself getting caught up into living in my past… both in celebration and in regret.
It saddens me to think how many right-in-front-of-me one-of-a-kind moments I missed in doing so.
Let me tell you, that’s not a fun way to live.
Take a second right now and look around you. Right where you are. The moment you are in. What beauty do you see? What is happening right in front of you? Who is near you? What do you smell? What are you tasting? Breathe deep and savor this one-of-a-kind moment.
one-of-a-kind: original, rare, distinctive, in a class by itself, notable, exceptional, uncommon, unique
It’s one-of-a-kind, because we’ll never get to experience it again. It’s in these exceptional, small-living moments that life really happens. The everyday, ordinary, simple moments that happen all throughout our day. These are what makes life extraordinary. Embrace them. Look for them. Share them.
Sure, the grandiose moments are great too. But I see the simple ones as small gifts we get to unwrap along the way as we live out our journey, day by day.
Friend, you have a blank canvas before you. Splash the colors of these small moments all over it. Today’s page in the book of your life is empty. Fill it full of these one-of-a-kind moments. What a breathtaking masterpiece you and God are creating together!
God has given us a new day. May we make the most of it, moment by moment.