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  • Sydney Winegar

A Moment to Gain

We are all humans, and more often than not, I think we all find ourselves wanting and wishing for something else to happen; for something better to come along. We all wait for the end of the workday. We all wait for the next episode to come out. We all wait for the summer to come or for Christmas or that special someone to come along. When you really think about it, we're all just waiting for the next step in the ladder to come our way.

There's nothing wrong with wishing for the next thing to happen, in fact I think that's a part of life we can't escape. If we're not waiting or trying to advance, then what's the point of even existing? However, though I think waiting for the future to come along is a good thing, I also think it can become an unhealthy obsession. If we are constantly stuck in a state of mind which is focused strictly on the future, then how in the world are we going to be able to pay attention to what is happening right in front of us?

We're going to miss all the little moments in life that make it worth cherishing. If you're stuck in a state of mind where you're readily waiting for your kids to go back to school, then you're going to miss seeing them take their first few steps. You're going to miss seeing them scabble and squeal all around your house and making a wreck out of it, and for what? Because you were ready for them to be out of the house for a few hours. If you're too focused on driving home after work, you might miss the breath-taking sunset that's sitting right in front of you, and the perfect, cool, breeze that's in the late summer air.

Don't let those little moments in life slip away from you--take hold of them and get inspired to do something with them. Make memories, take pictures, laugh so hard that it hurts, take the late-night drive, and hold to those moments, because they won't be there forever. There are so many moments in our lives that we miss because we're too caught up in looking forward to what's ahead of us, rather than what is right in front of us. Life is too short to be worrying about the future. At the end of day, I think we'd all be better off soaking in what is right in front of us, rather than what's ahead.

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