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The Great Summer of 2013

How coming to terms with the passing of time sets us free

Early morning flight and sunrise from Seattle
Seattle to Salt Lake City to Orlando, 6am wheels up

 

Mt Rainier rising above the clouds just after sunrise
Mt Rainier rising above the clouds just after sunrise

 

Father and Son nestled close and sleeping on airplane
Coming to terms with the passing of time

 

How coming to terms with the passing of time sets us free. Catching the 4:20am airport shuttle made for a very early start, which created a perfect nap opportunity on the plane.

In random moments truth can be revealed to us.

A parent’s nose pressed gently against the still wet hair of their almost teenager.

That clean hair smell.

A smell only enjoyed from close contact.

It may have happened for the very last time yesterday.

The choice is to be sad, or rejoice in that final opportunity – to be conscious of it…

And eternally grateful for it… and the countless others that had come before.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

2 replies on “How coming to terms with the passing of time sets us free”

Jeff,

I am reminded again of the comment Bryan Duncan, a Christian music artist, said before…”You can either be sad because it’s over, or smile because it happened.”

Living in the moment and appreciating the situation instead of living for regret…a great lesson to learn.

Bob

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