It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Chapter 1, Page 31, Book 16

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away


January  31st - moments

Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

It's so easy to get caught up in the everyday chores and routines of life that we often miss those glorious moments that take our breath away.  We need to remember that the moments that take your breath away are life!  We need to appreciate just breathing and life!

We need to relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. Think about when you play the board game Monopoly. You buy railroads and place hotels on Park Place and Boardwalk. You pass GO and collect $200. Everyone has fun. Then the game ends, and all the hotels, all the colorful tokens, and all the funny money go back into the box. Likewise, life is short. We need to stop and ask ourselves, What really matters.  We need to enjoy every moment and have a blast while we last.

Sometimes it's the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.

Steve Maraboli

I hope that you're were able to end your
January on the high notes !

How sweet it is!


betty said...

So true to find the joy in life and definitely spending time with those that we love; life indeed can be very short even if one lives many years. Can't believe we have finished January here! It flew!


Mevely317 said...

That quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach is awesome!
... as is your comparison of life to a board game.

"What really matters?" That's been on my mind a lot, lately. It's time I quit worrying about making a living and focus on making a life.

jack69 said...

Amazing when you look back, it is the moments that took your breath away that REALLY made LIFE!

Good one lady, and YES January ended on a HIGH! Hope yours did.

Rick Watson said...

I love that quote. It took me a long time to slow down enough to notice the beauty around me.