Savor the Moment
Savor the Moment
Chocolate chip cookies are always in abundance at my house! Not just because I'm a grandmother, but from my days of taking care of Momma. Her favorites were chocolate chip cookies.
Once, as she was enjoying herself a chocolate chip cookie, I asked if she was ready for another one. "Not just yet! I still have some of this one." She went on to tell me how delicious this cookie was and how putting chocolate in a cookie was just the best idea ever. "I've never had a cookie this good before!" She treated each bite like her first taste of a cookie ever. She savored that chocolate chip cookie, eating it slowly, bit by bit, deliberately picking every last crumb off the plate. I could tell that she loved eating her cookie. And I learned another lesson.
When you savor something, you enjoy it so much that you want to make it last forever. Often, we're so trapped in thoughts of the future or the past that we forget to experience, let alone enjoy, what's happening right now. We eat a cookie and think, "I hope I don't run out of cookies."
We should learn to savor the moment. Don't hurry it along. Delight in whatever you're doing at the present moment. If you are savoring the moment, worrying melts away. Eating a cookie has become my reminder of that!
We put huge expectations on ourselves and our lives. We rush to do this, hurry up with that, without actually enjoying the process. What's the rush? Where do we think we're going? When we appreciate each moment and learn the lessons from it, we live consciously and purposefully. We owe it to ourselves to make every moment count.
This quote is still on Momma's fridge: "Today I will live in the moment, unless it is unpleasant, in which case I will eat a cookie." ~ Cookie Monster
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