We never know when the last time will be. There. I said it or better, I wrote it. It’s a fact that most of the time, we never know that this may be the last time for fill in the blank.
Look back on your life and you may find endings and beginnings that at precise time, you might have been unaware were endings and beginnings in the making.
For example, the last time you fed your baby a bottle or changed the diaper (because they started using a sippy cup or going ‘potty’ like a big kid). Did you know that it would be last time for sure? Perhaps you are relieved at this point, but maybe in the future, you will look longingly back at their childhood wondering where the time has flittered away?
We can say the same for all types of situations, circumstances and people. There are a myriad of events that in hindsight we can deem ‘the last time’ which at the time, we didn’t know.
My point is simple: be present in all of your experiences. Enjoy this special moment even if it doesn’t feel special, but instead feels routine. Not to fear ‘the last time’ but to know in your heart, peacefully in your soul, that if this distinct last time were really the last time, you have peace.
So kiss your loved ones hello and goodbye. Make the extra effort to connect with people, places and animals. Find that quiet loving presence in your heart and allow it to expand throughout your day. Don’t allow an opportunity for kindness and connection to pass you by. Sure, it takes effort to be present, but The Presents of Presence is most definitely worth it!
I’m a living example…and I know you are too!
Feel free to share your experiences with the last time.
Thank you for the smile-inducing reminders, my friend.
Thank you for stopping by! So nice to see you!
Mindfulness is something that I’ve really been working on – appreciating “this moment” and being fully in it. Great reminder !
So happy you are already working on mindfulness! I am too! Great way to start the year off right! Hope you have a lovely day! ♥
Good to see you again. I think the world is in warp speed and being aware of the moment is getting harder and harder to do. Even as old as I am, things like that surprise me. We need constant reminders to stop and be still. Thanks. marlene
Hi Marlene! So nice to write again and see blogging friends like you! I need constant reminders myself. I hope all is well with you!
All is well and getting better every minute. 🙂 Hope you are doing wonderful as well.
Truly sound advice for the peace of soul seeker.
Yesterday has passed and tomorrow is yet to come. All we have is this day, to make a fond memory for a new yesterday, and a promise of hope for a new tomorrow.
Beautifully said/written Alan! Here here! Cheers to this precious moment in time!
Thank you, Yvonne.
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I have my youngest working on mindfulness, happy to read about your experiences!
What a great gift to your son! We all need to practice more mindfulness!
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Yvonne thank you for encouraging me today this is the post I needed to read. Don’t underestimate how much you inspire others. Thank you Hugs Kath
Thank you Kath…you inspire me too xo