Live each day with gratitude and mindfulness. This has been often said but never really completely understood. The need to live each moment is realised either when we have lost or regret. This shouldn’t be the case though! The moments that we take for granted are the ones we must cherish the most. The people and things around us that let us be us are what we must be most grateful for. Spend time with them with utter presence and mindfulness. Be in the moment and see how things change! Multitasking is a myth! Do each action with complete focus and enjoyment and one learns true happiness.
As life flows we flow and at some junctures there’s challenges or difficulties we think of as problems. I see these as reminders of what we need to learn or reinforce. At times they are a second chance at learning what we have often ignored.
Don’t wait till it’s too late to love each moment and do all that you want to! Circumstances, health, responsibilities are all fluid; hence whenever one has the chance one must grab it and make the most of it!
Why Mother’s Day is great! I agree the consumerism in any of these ‘days’ is rather unnecessary and creates a whole lot of expectations and maybe hype as well.
It totally works for me, though! I am a Mother of a teen and treasure every moment she spends with me. The pressures of academic and extracurricular activities leave us very less time to just relax and be. Of course we do hang out together whenever possible but days such as Mother’s Day make it so much fun! Creativity from my daughter in making cards, videos and special trinkets is something I totally look forward to! 😊
To that one may say why not do it anyway?! Inspiration is needed from time to time in life too and this day is just the impetus needed:) All the cards made over time and the videos are memorable and I look back at them from time to time and beam!! Any excuse to create beautiful memories is a good one I say! 😄
Then there’s getting a chance to experience pure love from all my friends all over the globe … pictures, messages and fond remembrances of the time spent with their mothers! I am a sucker for all things loving and precious! 😊
Does it mean that we love our mothers just for a day? Of course not; we always love and treasure them. A day to showcase the love doesn’t hurt, does it?