Just A Minute or 525600 Ago….

525600. That’s the number of minutes in a regular, non leap year, year. They all last 60 seconds, yet they seem to be going by faster lately. Perhaps I am less aware of the minutes, and more aware of the moments, so they slip by unnoticed. The moments are the times I will look back on when I am looking for joy, togetherness, and comfort.

It won’t be the minutes of waiting for quitting time. Or the minutes we ran late for something. Or the minutes in traffic. Those things may be lamented in stories, but only as renditions of the facts of life.

As we wind down the year, take a minute to enjoy the moment. Re-frame the way you see the situation. The minute it takes to answer a question is a moment of communication building. The minute to answer a call or text is a moment of connection with someone who cares about you. The minute in traffic is a moment to reflect on the blessing of having a car to get from place to place.

Not all the minutes will be good ones, but all the moments will be a blanket of comfort when we need it most.

Just a minute doesn’t seem like so much to ask of a bucket full of 525600 of them.

Thank you for spending a few of your minutes with me.

By Laura

Laura S. Tarasoff is poet, writer, explorer, and believer in people. Laura lives on Whidbey Island, Washington. Whenever she can she walks the beach looking for agates, hoping for whale sightings, or takes on the splendor of the eagles and hawks filling the prairie sky. She enjoys a terrific burger, a rolling laugh, and getting to know people.Laura hopes that her words will bring hope and encouragement to get through the hardest parts of life.

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