The other day I read a blog post called, “In honour of the fact that life is short”. Written by Danielle LaPorte. It’s a good little post. You can read it here.
The meaning of it to me didn’t occur until this morning when I realised how soon it will be that Alba will be one. Panic set in for a moment. Will I have done enough this year? It’s going to be over before I know it. Argh! Then calm. We have a list. Brilliant! I can actually see what I have done this year.
But that’s only the stuff you can see being done. Tangible things like; building a deck, painting a fence or planting out a garden.
What about the intangible things. Sitting with Alba watching the V8’s (well I was), hearing someone having a laugh and smiling with them, having a laugh with a friend. How do you record those and tick them off a list?
Smart phones are making it a lot easier to capture those moments and remember them later. If you don’t have one, get one. You will be amazed at how useful they are and how you will capture more and more moments you used to have to rely on your memory for. I think one of the most upsetting things for people as they get older is not being able to remember. Not being able to remember makes life seem shorter and even unfulfilling to some.
This week learn how to use that amazing recording device you carry around with you. Take lots of pictures that will remind you of the moment later and watch them from time to time. Life may be short but if you can remember more good moments it will be a good one.
Todays Image: Alba watching the V8’s with me.