I find that I’m often busy. I fail to take time to appreciate what is going on around me. My friend Christina wrote these words, and they’ve been in my head constantly these last few weeks.
Be very, very still
And savor the moment
Of everything being just right.
I’ll spend the rest of my life thinking about these words, and being encouraged to take time to think, to pause. I think what makes these words even more powerful is that Christina wrote them not that long before she passed away. What remarkable thoughts from a young woman that didn’t have a lot of moments left, and had a lot of reasons to not see things as “being just right.”
But she did see them that way. Even with everything going on, she had this unassailable faith and hope. I’m so blessed to have known her, and to have learned from her. I can say with confidence that I’m a better person for having her friendship.
I think I have this concept in my head that if the dishes aren’t done, the deadlines aren’t hit, or the car doesn’t have gas in it, then things aren’t “just right,” but sometimes they are, despite everything that I do.
My good friend Jay Kim posted some words that he shared at Christina’s memorial service. You can read them here, his words perfectly sum up my feelings.