I am just wondering…
When you think about your life, can you identify a period where you had a great time?
You know, that period of your life, that makes you think: Ahhh, those were the days...
When was it?
What was happening in your life at the time?
What were you doing?
Who were you?
What about it makes you feel that it was a great period?
How is your life different from then?
In a few words, how can you describe the feeling you get when you think about it:
is it fun, love, challenge, adventure, hope, curiosity, newness, serenity, learning, friends, ... what is it?
What thing could you do today to bring a bit of that energy back into your life?
When you think back to that period, if you go through it a bit more in details,
can you remember how you were actually feeling at the time?
Did you feel that life was great or is it your memory of it, a certain detachment, that makes it look like it was?
Now, can you see your present life from another perspective?
Can you see that you might be, right here right now, creating this great period for your future memories...?
And if you can’t identify a great period in your life, now is the time to do something about it...
with Mel's help
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It was sometime in the 80’s, on a cold Canadian winter evening...
We were sat in a nice little restaurant where they were making an amazing oven pizza (to this day, one of the best I have ever eaten)...
We were chatting, eating our pizzas, soft drinks for us and a nice glass of red wine for my mom. There was some heat coming from the oven – I can remember being a little bit hypnotized by the fire roaring inside it. The ambiance in the restaurant was relaxed, we were all in a light and jolly mood, laughing and enjoying the meal.
That’s when it happened.
Out of the blue, my mom, putting her thumb and index together to form an “o” said to us:
“That is a perfect moment. Don’t you think? Nice company, nice wine, good meal...”
We were a bit taken by surprise by that phrase.
But quickly, we understood, as there was no real need to explain more than that.
It was something to be noticed, experienced. That’s all.
As for that moment, all our problems seemed far away;
as for that moment, life was good;
as for that moment, we were enjoying the present moment.
Because they come and go, even if you feel you are going through a hard time, you very well might be able to notice “a perfect moment” passing by. Look out!
with mel's help
Hi! I'm Mel! I am a life coach, not a writer, but I write articles once in a while which you might like... see under Categories below "articles" and "experiments".