I read a post recently about “MAGIC MOMENTS” in which the author, Riley Harrison, encourages everyone to review the magic moments of their lives. As I read this post, I was struck by how often we just keep on keeping on without looking back. Sometimes, we fear to look back because there has been trauma. However, looking for those magic moments is a worthwhile exercise because it raises in you a realisation that life does have it’s good and great bits.
I took a few minutes to remember: the views of the Alps in Switzerland and Austria; the thunderstorms over the Austrian lakes that just kept going around and around, with the lightning reflected on the water; the swimming in the Okanagan Lake (BC, Canada) in the height of summer; sitting with feet in the source of the Danube – ice-cold against my toes; sitting in an outdoor hot tub looking out over lakes and mountains as the summer sun set; sitting in that same hot tub on Christmas Day as the snow fell around me; seeing the delight on peoples faces as they begin to realise their dreams and find themselves capable of achieving great things.
What has been the by-product of this two-minutes remembering: a sense of well-being, an increased self-belief, a realisation that life is great, a raising of faith, an inexplicable surge of energy, an incredible sense of gratitude. I have been so fortunate.
Riley ends his post with this quote: “Death is not a problem if you have lived first.” Oh, that I would live life to the full. Today I choose life.
What have been your “magic moments”? Share them here.
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