Monday Meditation -- A Quote from Maya Angelou
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away."
I came across this quote last week; and it has glued itself in my head. I get stuck running on that daily treadmill that makes up one's life; and I don't take the time to really appreciate what I have and to celebrate it.
I've been off work eight months and haven't done any of the things I had planned to do. I'm wasting so much time on stuff that really has no meaning in my life; wasting time in trivial pursuits. And I wonder why I'm doing that?
A new year has begun and I realize I need to wake up and begin again. I don't want to waste any more time. I want to have spectacular moments that make me gasp for breath and I know it's not going to happen if I continue on the same path I'm currently treading on.
Go back to school? Start looking for a new job? Learn how to use my Canon Rebel? So many things I can be doing to be more fulfilled.
January is always the perfect time to reflect on your previous year and to plan on what you want to do in the new year. Coming across this quote was important. It captured my attention.
I hope this year is the year you have moments that take your breath away. And when that happens, please let me know. Of course I'll also share my moments.