Embracing Life’s Unplanned Moments

Half our time is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Will Rogers, actor

I’m a person who loves structure, however, what I’ve missed most about this year of “staying safe at home” has been the moments— time hanging out with my daughter while she sews, an impromptu lunch with a friend, taking my grandchildren to a movie, a chance meeting with a fellow author at the Farmer’s Market.   

As I’ve aged, I’ve learned that, in addition to measuring life by what I’ve achieved and checked off my to-do list, I also find value in being in the moment and savoring the unexpected. I’ve learned that sometimes structure can shield us from the fullness of life.

Affirmation: I embrace the unplanned moment. 

Coaching questions: How do you view time? As a friend or an enemy? Are you rushing through or savoring the time you have? How can you tweak your life so you won’t miss the precious, unplanned-for moments? 

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