(Frey Freyday is simply a bunch of inspirational, motivational and other quotes meant to make you think, reflect, smile, even laugh a bit. Hopefully helpful, useful stuff….)
mo·ment-[ˈmōmənt]- a very brief period of time:
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Omar Khayyam
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. George Chakiris
If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Carlos Santana
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Henry David Thoreau
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life. Eckhart Tolle
WORD TO LIVE BY:
Moments – Small points in time which we can intentionally enhance. These moments define our own experiences and the experiences of those around us. In the moment, can intentionally enhance our own lives and the lives of those around us.
Think about a memory. Any memory, good or bad, old or new. You can basically put yourself in that moment; you can feel the emotion, maybe even recall the sounds, smells? You were present in that moment, you were aware and living. At that moment, you weren’t worrying, you weren’t anticipating something in the future, and you weren’t looking into the past. You have that memory because you were ‘in that moment’.
Moments happen ‘to us’ in life. Sure. But we can also create moments. We can create experiences.
Let’s face it, moments and experiences are our lives. Our memories are moments and experiences. What else is there? Things that happened in school, with our parents, tough times, good times, playground things, moments with someone we like, moments when we feel fear, moments of joy and bliss.
We live life in the moment. When we worry about the future, or anticipate it, or when we ponder over the past, we’re not able to see the moment, we don’t have awareness of the moment, and we miss it – we miss life.
There are moments in history, in sports. These can be defining moments for a person, a group, a nation.
We can think about a moment in politics, in civil rights, with a sports team at school, on TV – in a moment something happened, and then things were different. One minute a group felt one way, and then a few minutes later, the consensus changed, consciousness elevated. We can make those moments happen in our lives, too.
Our lives are very different from one another. However, how we experience a moment is the same. We can learn to create moments. There’s a book that breaks down moments; The Power of Moments, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. They state that, ‘our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children?
This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest.’
Today, as you go into the world, be in the moment and look for ways that you might be able to create a defining moment for yourself, for loved ones, for others.
+ Thanks for taking a moment to read this.
Frey Freyday was actually born out of something I created called “Words To Live By” (WTLB). Going forward, I will now not only share the quotes, as you may be used to receiving, but also a related (WTLB). In 1999, when we had our first daughter, I was contemplating how I would raise my new beautiful child, and I was thinking about how I can best educate her and my other children about values, morals, and other key thoughts about life. School offers education. Religion offers some values and morals. Parents offer most of it, sometimes intentionally, sometimes accidentally.
So I created a (WTLB) book, like a dictionary, which lists things like honesty, love, persistence, etc. with a definition that I created, with my wife’s input. I then turned it into a workbook with one word per page and space below for notes. For years we would discuss with my two daughters and they would draw pictures and make notes in the blank space. I may share some of those images with you. As they got older, they were less inclined to draw and more open to quotes and references from adults, hence where Frey Freyday came from….
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