Cherish People You Love, Your Moments and Your Life
Do you cherish people you love, your moments and your life, more as you are getting older?
Consequently, I am finding as I go along in my years, I cherish more than I ever have.
Here are a few definitions of cherish:
To hold dear: feel or show affection for, to keep or cultivate with care and affection. Nurture. Appreciate. Value and treasure.
For instance, I just returned from Toledo with my parents and my family. As we celebrated the marriage of my niece and her husband, cherish is a word that kept coming up for me.
Because of the over year long pandemic and the lack of family functions, it felt so wonderful to be together again.
My parents both have experienced health issues in the last over a year. The precious moments I spent with them, were emphasized in a way that kept me thinking about the word cherish.
Similarly, as I flew to Orlando instead of flying back home to my husband, it felt good to be able to support my daughter Abby. She is pregnant at 37 years old for the first time.
Therefore, Abby was having some important tests to determine if everything was healthy with her pregnancy. Because her husband was in an online, weeklong conference for his work and couldn’t be with her, I didn’t want her to go alone.
Hence, it was my honor go with her, so she felt supported and cherished.
Thank God all is well!
As I felt privileged to be with her and see my granddaughter on the 3-D ultrasound, move around, the word cherish came to my mind once again.
As a result, when you cherish people you love, your moments and your life, seem to be smoother or easier.
Joy is easier to feel, and stress is less.
In contrast, when you do not stop to cherish people, moments and yourself, life feels harder and you’re creating more stress to live within.
Also, when you slow down, enjoy your present moments by finding appreciation, you will find yourself living fully.
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” ― Dale Carnegie
I would urge you to consciously take the time to contact those you love more often. Stop and appreciate and cherish them.
Finally, remember to do this with yourself as well. As you learn to take care of your body, mind, and spirit daily, the word cherish will keep coming up for you!
Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. With obstacles that crop up, new opportunities are presented, to make different, healthier choices each day.
My hope is that you will begin to cherish more often in your life.
As a result of my reminders here in this article, please be kinder to yourself and to others.
Above all, slow down, breathe and feel what it is to cherish.
With love and appreciation,
PS. Inspirational quotes about cherishing, you may enjoy:
PSS. Here is a link for another article I wrote a couple months ago, with tips included on learning to cherish: