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.