In its simplest definition, a moment is defined as “a very brief period of time.” This sounds about right. Moments flee past us each and everyday. It’s a powerful thing to realize that we choose what moments we focus in and chose to pay attention to. With this freedom we have, we can choose to flat out ignore some moments. We might ignore some moments because we view them as not important, mediocre, mild, average, mundane, too hard, unpleasant, or maybe we just weren’t paying attention.
The wonderful thing about life is you can SAVOR each and every moment. Some moments you will inherently want to savor some moments more than others. That blissful first kiss, that sweet and much needed coffee date with an old friend to catch up, that calming and fun walk with your dog, that simple kindness from a stranger, and so forth. Each and every person has moments they love, cherish, and hold to.
These moments are unbelievably sweet; but why is it we don’t make an intention to savor A LOT of moments. Some moments we can all agree are just “whatever” type of moments. We might view them as not worth remembering long term, but again, this is up to us. They can be memorable and SAVORY if we just let them be.
To savor really just means to enjoy completely. Each and everyday we have so many moments to just ENJOY. Sure there was a long line at Starbucks and the barista took FOREVER to make your drink while you are in a hurry; But why not look around the Starbucks and savor the people around you, the conversation going around, the smell of coffee, the sun shining through the windows. This might sound too sappy, but it’s a personal decision to savor not just the SAPPY moments of weddings, engagements, births, birthdays, girl’s night outs, concerts, shopping splurges, etc.
Each moment can be savored. The savory moment doesn’t have to come to you. Your attitude, your decision, your thoughts to savor the moment, whatever that moment may be, can make even the dullest and mundane moments and life be SAVORY. So when you’re pumping gas, making sandwiches, typing up an email, sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to work, look at these moments, pay attention to them, and enjoy them completely. This is the beginning of living a truly savory life.
“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
– A.A. Milne