Maybe I watch too much television, or more likely, I watch the same shows over and over again. It has made me sometimes see my life as if it were a television show. Did you ever have one of those moments when you are riding in the car, you are feeling good, the weather is absolutely stunning, the sun is shining bright and a great song comes on the radio (Sultans of Swing, perhaps)? It feels like for just a very slight moment you are in one of those perfect television scenes that make you forget about life and it just plain feels great!
I have not had one of those moments in a while and I miss it. I miss the free feeling you get and the temporary state of perfection you feel. Unfortunately, you cannot force those moments they just happen and need to be savored.
I am learning that life is that way. You cannot force it, and goodness knows I have tried! The perfect moments come when you are not expecting them. They come with an unexpected smile, a kind word, or sometimes when you are somewhere you did not want to be. I have found that many times when I look forward to something, it falls short of my expectations, but when I would rather skip it, the event turns out to be most worthy.
Life is a funny thing that way. It can be so glorious and it can be hell on earth, sometimes all in the same day. The perfection is not always obtainable, but it can show up no matter how fleeting. I am learning that one must grab those moments and keep them in your heart.
Here is to hoping that those magic moments do not become strangers, that they visit often. Here is to enjoying them in the here and now and not worrying about how long it will last. Here is to a happy ending now and then. We all deserve that and I hope you have as many as life wants to hand out.