I was listening to music the other day, and I heard this one line that really spoke to me. It just stopped me as so true. I’ve listened to this song multiple times, but for the first time I heard it. The line was this:
Give me moments, just give me moments, not hours or days.
And here is what I think that line means and why it matters. Life is not made up of hours or days lived, but moments experienced. Moments and memories give life depth, not just hours and days. And we have many little clichéd sayings that pick up on this theme (i.e. life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by every moment that takes your breath away) The problem with clichés is that they are actually true, but are so true and familiar that they’ve lost their meaning. We forget they are true, we skip over them even though we know they matter.
We all know a deep moment with your spouse, your kid, or with God matters deeply. But we often settle for hours and days spent in the same space with our spouse, kids, or God rather than moments actually with them.
So here is my challenge for you just today, have a moment today.
– Have a moment with your kids.
– Have a moment with your spouse.
– Have a moment with God
– Have a moment with friends
Why not focus on finding a moment that matters today. Because that line is true, we need moments not just hours or days. Moments that matter and last.
I found this picture from the summer of me and Hudson. That’s a moment I’ll remember for a long time. So why not focus on making some of those memories and moments today, because in the end that’s what matters and lasts.