Monday Mayhem: Don’t Miss the Moments!

From the time they are born, we can’t wait for them to grow.

“Say mama” we mouth into their chubby little faces.

“Come on, walk!” we prod, pulling them up by their pudgy little hands.

“Oh, grow up!” We chide when chubby charm gives way to adolescent attitude. We hurry the years along, then, rushing past the little moments, only occasionally stopping to look and wonder at how fast they’re going by. Sure, we notice and sometimes comment. Occasionally we admire them and remember how it used to be, but we’re busy and the dishes and laundry are piling up. There’s no time to sit and chat.

Then, one day, they take our advice. They grow up.
Then, we wish…

wish we had listened more than we talked
wish we had observed more than we critiqued
wish we had sat more than we ran…
with our feet up and our hearts open, enjoying our time together.

Because time was all we had.
If only we had known then, what we know now.

 

Happy Monday!

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Revamp Monday: Don’t Waste Time!

What advice  would give to your son or daughter if you had only a few fleeting moments left with them? Don’t have any kids? What final words would you say to the one you love? Sometimes it takes standing at the edge of a cliff to consider the gravity of our words and the magnitude of time. Today’s challenge: don’t waste it!

Writer’s Challenge: Make a TOP TEN LIST OF YOUR LAST WORDS TO THE ONE YOU LOVE. Use it as a springboard for a short story.

For all the mom’s out there, Tanzy has a special message just for you!

 

Check out the Monday Mayhem series and check back every first Monday for Tanzy’s Revamp Mondays! Also, don’t forget to check out my healthy recipes and there’s also more for writers here.

Happy Monday!