Just A Moment
When we say "just a moment" do we ever consider what a moment
We say "just a moment" without thinking of what moments mean in our
lives. Does a moment reflect a certain amount of time? Does a moment
in time mean something different to each one of us?
Is a moment a measurement of time - or it something else?
Can a moment really be measured as time at all? Or are moments more
like fragile and intangible milestones of our lives?
Our lives can change in just a moment. A child is born in a moment
and we all will die in a moment. Great ideas flash in the minds of
ordinary people in a moment, yet those ideas born in a moment
can change the world forever.
A dictator seizes power and enslaves an entire civilization changing
millions of lives in just a moment. We can go from freedom to
slavery in just a moment.
A soldier battling bravely for his country one moment and in the
next a moment is
killed. That one moment in time changes the lives of so many others,
his family, friends and loved ones. But it all happened in just a
We fall in love, make life-changing decisions, make mistakes, get
ideas, conceive a child, give birth, do many of the most important
things in life, and even die, all in just a moment.
A moment of thoughtlessness can turn a friend away forever. A moment
of bad judgment can ruin our lives - and the lives of those who love
A moment of anger can turn a loving person into an uncontrollable
one filled with rage and hate.
Bad news arrives from far away and turns our laughter into tears in
just a moment.
We say "just a moment" without thinking or realizing just how
important those moments may be. We sometimes trivialize moments, but
in the course our lives moments make all the difference.
The moments that take our breath away may never be as important as
the moments that do not. For it is those unplanned moments, the ones
that just happen without planning, that we remember most - that
first kiss, that first soft, spring morning after a long harsh
winter, the sound of robin singing, the smell of the air after a
summer thunderstorm, the smile of a child - all just everyday
moments in our lives, but they may well be the moments we
Then there are life changing moments like the birth of a child, a
child's first step, a child's first word, or the last sighing
breaths of a loved one who is dying. All of these are just moments
but they are moments that make up our lives.
And, someday all of our lives will end in just a moment.
In just a moment we can make or break a lifetime, hurt a friend,
think a thought that sparks an idea that changes the world, or end a
life. So, the next time you say "just a moment" remember how
important a moment can be.
This moment or the next might be the most important moment of your
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