There was a lunar eclipse coupled with a "supermoon" Sunday night September 27. This was a rare occurrence that was amazing to see. Did you miss it?
The last time an eclipse and a “supermoon” occurred at the same time was 1982, more than thirty years ago.
It was a beautiful evening and I was out enjoying a walk with my dog and was captivated by the event. I couldn't help but wonder how many people were unaware of the incredible phenomena that night. Then I thought, how easy it is to get caught up in doing so many things that we miss some very rare and special moments.
When pressed with constant demands, time constraints and being pulled in several different directions, are we missing some of life's most precious moments?
Will our desire and focus to stay on task possibly prevent divine appointments from happening? Are we fueling our stress by not allowing any down time throughout our day? When we don’t take breaks we set ourselves up to feel exhausted, disappointed and disillusioned. In the process of doing more and more, we may very likely be missing out on some wonderful experiences.
Earlier this year someone told me that I had a tendency to always try to fit in “one more thing,” which results in feeling rushed, anxious and possibly late.
It was an "ah-ha" moment for me. I immediately took action and chose to eliminate my urge to do “one more thing" and build some cushion time into my schedule.
The result has been profound. I'm pleased to say I learned a valuable lesson about taking time for myself and experience moments I would have missed because I was so busy trying to do one more thing.
One evening last week I stopped at a convenience store to get gas for my car. I went inside to prepay and the young lady ahead of me was asking the clerk how much jumper cables cost. She left the line while talking on her phone and told the clerk she'd be right back.
I paid the clerk and went to my vehicle to fill my tank. As I finished pumping my gas and was preparing to leave, the young lady who was asking about jumper cables approached me and asked if I could help her.
"Of course," I replied, and helped jump-start her car. She was incredibly grateful. It's a wonderful feeling to be able to help someone in need and know it was because I chose to stop adding “one more thing” to my routine.
There are 86,400 seconds in a day. These seconds contain endless possibilities and decisions that can shape and fill your day.
Enjoy the YouTube video "Seconds"
and know life is calling to you. Don't miss it by constantly focusing on the urgent and missing the important.