Cherish each moment

Well I certainly can't believe it will be a year tomorrow that I faced the darkest day of my life. And nearly 365 days later I still miss my beloved Mother terribly. The joy of having a newborn son has helped ease the pain, but nothing can ever replace the loss of my Mom. I would do almost anything to be able to share another day with her and introduce her to her beautiful grandson. But I know what we do in this life echoes an eternity, and my mom is part of me and thus she is a part of that boy of mine. It will be a tough one tomorrow but I will make it through and I just want to remind everyone that life is short and you never know when it will be taken away so please cherish each moment.

"Cherish Each Moment"

Stop waiting for the one moment in time that will change your life. Instead, cherish all the moments. A desert cactus that blooms briefly only once a year does not consider all the moments it is not in bloom wasted. It considers them necessary and important. It knows the rest of the year, the rest of its life, it is beautiful, too.

All the moments count. The quiet moments. The moments of boredom and solitude. The moments of sharing. The exciting moments of discovery. The moments of grandeur. The agonizing moments when we feel sad, angry, and upset. Each moment in time is equally important. Don't wait and hope for the one thing, the one person, the one event, that will change your life, plummet you into the future and the life you desire. Instead remember that each moment in time brings change, evolution, and transformation.

Most of us relish the magnificent spiritual experience, those tremendous discoveries, those important times of change. But those moments don't happen that often. The truth is, each moment in time is a spiritual experience, an important time of change. Cherish all your moments. Soon you will see the beauty and power of each.

Let each moment have value. Let each day of your life be the spiritual experience you seek. The power to change and evolve lies within you. The life you desire is happening right now. Your destiny is here.

Cherish all your moments. Embrace the beauty and importance of each one.


  1. Wow. How did you get so wise Shife?
    I think I actually needed to hear that too. wow. thanks.

    My mom has been gone for 12 years and I still wake up and think... oh, I've got to tell mom about that. We were very close too. My sincerest sympathies.

    Hug the wee one, hug your wife and please hug that Q for me! I figure the other two you'll like hugging a lot... Q, not so much.
    Big grin.

  2. That was a beautiful post, Shife. Like you said your Mom is part of you and your lovely boy ... and always will be.

  3. Thanks for the hugs Rocky, thanks for the kind words Ananda girl (and Q gets hugs whether he likes it or not), and thanks for your compliments Valerie.

  4. Beautiful everything there. Thank-you.

  5. this is a wonderful post and so true. my thoughts and prayers are with you for what i am sure will be an emotional day. cherish it

  6. I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

    Yarzheits, the remembrance days, are always terribly hard.

    This is a beautiful post for your mom.

  7. (((HugsfromLa))) and best wishes to all things Shife.

  8. Great stuff, Shife.

  9. You know I love you so. Yesterday is today. Are you okay?

    What a beautiful post. I'm sure Mom is looking down on all of you with a huge smile. I often think of what it will feel like when I lose Mom and Dad. I can't imagine that much pain, but know it will settle upon me. Thank you for this one because it reminds me that life is so brief and so complicated, and that's the way it should be. It should hurt enough to make me think.

    I love you so darling and the photo is beautiful. I love seeing you as a dad. It's beyond precious. I think we're all lucky to be on the journey together. So thank you for inviting us.

    With much love,

  10. I don't think I could say anything that hasn't been said here already.
    Beautiful thoughts.

  11. Sorry that you have to go though this too. I lost my mom before she ever had a chance to meet my wife or any of our children.

  12. Matt, I understand how you feel. We lost my husbands mom two years ago this month, and even though it seems like just yesterday, I still find myself realing over my dad and my sister. My dad has been gone for 9 months and my sister 8 months now. But it still seems like yesterday, so just hold that precious son extra close today, and tell him how much you love him every chance you get.

  13. Shife...sorry I am late to post, but tears are bordering on spilling......I lost my mom almost 32 years still hurts...but you know oldest daughter has my mother's's the universe's way of reminding me that she is still are part of me...

  14. Just came back to read it again and think.

    Big hug. Love you darling.


  15. Your friend Travis Erwin is tweeting about you so I wondered over.

    I love this post, very well said. Loving the pictures of that baby! What a cutie.

  16. Anonymous7/17/2009

    really wonder nice shife boys


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