Treasure Every Moment
With the recent and sudden passing of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other beautiful souls that died in the helicopter crash, it got me thinking about how we are living our lives. Just recently, I watched a couple sitting at a restaurant for over 1 1⁄2 hours without saying one single word to each other.
Over the past month, I have witnessed a mother talking and laughing with her cell phone in one hand – and with the other hand, dragging her crying 3 years old, whose shoelace had got
caught in the door. She was too busy on her phone to notice. I am so tired of seeing how we as a people are disconnecting from each other. Our inability to be intentional about looking into the eyes of the people we are speaking to is discouraging. I get it, with to-do lists a mile long and constant deadlines, it is no surprise that most of us feel cut off not only from our partners and loved ones but also from ourselves. Our lives are busier, faster and we are moving further away from our center. You can never stray too from what is really meaningful before losing connection with yourself and everybody else. And when you have lost that, neither Comcast nor Verizon can can bring it back. If the sudden death of Kobe and others teaches us anything, let it be to listen, pay attention, make the connection and treasure every moment of our lives with our family, friends and loved ones.
Until next time, Be A Light