Wednesday, June 8

your moments

That moment when you know everything is worth it; every down fall and every bad day. That moment when you are more than just happy to be alive, you are thankful that you were alive just to experience right now. That moment where you understand what it means to feel something great, something better than happy. That moment that you realize you wouldn't want anything to be any different than it is, that everything added together means more than the pieces and the pieces mean more than the whole. You look at the sky, you look at your world, you look at everything and realize that dying is a small price to pay to live. And maybe the greatest thing you'll ever to do is be alive and experience that moment. And that's okay.

I want to know your moment.


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And then I'll tell you mine.

29 comments:

Alex said...

I don't know if this counts, but my moments are:
a) when I get letters in the mail
b) having a great time with my family
c) alone time
d) when he talks to me <3

good things! they make you appreciate life and it's true that the little things are the ones who count!

Love,
Alex

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I awaken in the morning, and the bitter air nips at my body. I want nothing more than to give in, to sink into my bed (when did it get so comfortable?), to hide away under my covers, waste the day.

It's getting later, later, and there are things to be done. My feet hit the wooden floor, and I'm freezing. A ghostly wind follows me, and I turn on the shower. Awkwardly waiting, I test the water, run my fingers under the steady stream. Not yet. Cold, cold, cold. Almost.

Finally, the water is steaming, scorching how I like it. I step inside, and I

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am relieved. The warmth-- it is like being wrapped in a blanket all over, and the steam clears my breath and danced on my tongue.

I am aware, and I am intoxicated by what lies ahead. There's a reason, after all, that we cry, scream, sing, laugh, and think think think in the shower.

The world is outside but it could very well be light years away. showers = my moment.

Gentri said...

For me that moment is when I feel the spirit. Guiding, directing, answering questions, and helping me through my life. I know I'm never alone. :)

Elis said...

I get that feeling when I'm on a road trip. It feels like the world is at my feet and I can do anything. There is no end to the horizon and you can drive forever.

I also get that feeling when I wake up next to my boyfriend, especially if we wake up at the same time and just grin like we've got a secret.

laura said...

Would it be cheesy to say that my moment comes every single morning, when I wake up, a semi-second earlier than he does, to the blearing noise of the alarm clock. But in that space of time, all sound disappears, and all I see is him, sleepy eyed and pure.
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Natalie said...

I literally just had that moment tonight, and it was the best thing ever. I was driving back from my friend's bonfire. I smelled like smoke from the fire, I had marshmallow goo stuck in my hair from the s'mores, dirt all over my clothes from hiding in the woods during flashlight tag... it was just a fantastic night, and reflecting on it as I drove down the road with the radio blasting and the windows down, it was just the perfect moment.

Anna said...

one of my big moments this week was when i realized..if just one person believes in me, i will be unstoppable. and i found a new and stronger confidence in myself.. and that helped me land an interview at a couture boutique! so thanks for asking us, let's hear about your moment!

hellolyndsey said...

my moment is when i notice the leaves in the fall change, and autumn is on it's way. i love the cool feeling of the smoggy rain and wind blowing through my hair. i love it when it rains, i get a euphoria from that all the time. i love the pit patter it makes on my window and how it feels on my skin. it really makes me feel so free and alive. i love having family get togethers on the holidays. i look around the dinner table at my family laughing, smiling, and so happy. i'm so thankful for each and every one of them and every day i get to spend with them is just another blessing. I also get the feeling when i think back on the night i met josh, how eager and nervous i was to meet him- it still makes me giddy to think about it. i love it when i can watch josh sleeping, it really makes me feel like there is someone out there that i can care about at the most, and get it returned 10 fold. it's amazing. i love that feeling.


xo
lyndsey of hellolyndseyyy<3

Abbey said...

Every night before I go to sleep, thanking God for another day to live and love.

Margaret said...

That moment? That moment of absolute peacefulness and everything is perfect in the world. I never really got that feeling until I got to Pullman and I was riding my bike on the trail that goes from Moscow to Pullman. I remember just staring at the wheat fields illuminated by the sunlight and everything was so quiet. I long to grasp that feeling again.

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh wow thats a really hard questions. I had a moment like that on my wedding day like this was exactly what I was supposed to be doing and everything just made sense. Now lets hear yours!

Kuleigh said...

I'm not sure I can pinpoint a moment but for me I feel that way when I feel God. There are moments when I can just see work being done on and through people that tugs at my heart and fills me with the most incredible feelings. I love moments when I'm so touched that I'm moved to tears. Also, when I take long bike rides and I can just feel my body being united with the movements on the bike. It's hard work but the wind moving around my head feels so great. I love when rays of sunlight peak through the clouds. It's incredibly beautiful. Every day I am reminded how incredible life is by the simple tweeting of birds. They always cheer me up. Not sure if that's what you were looking for but those moments make me slow down and give thanks for being alive.

Alex said...

There are so many: sitting down with a really good book, laughing so hard with my friends that it hurts, basking in the sunshine, experiencing art in any form (film, theatre, paintings, photography, writing) that evokes pure emotion and really grabs me, cuddling my Oscar cat. Basically anything that leaves me with a smile on my face and thinking "yes, I'm happy right now."

SomeoneLikeYou said...

I've felt this wonderous feeling many times before but the clearest, and first time I ever felt this momentous feeling was a year ago.

It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy summer day. I was wearing a floral dress and out taking blog pictures. I stopped for a moment and looked up at the beautiful, blue sky and for that moment I couldn't be happier for some reason. It was something I had never felt before and I was just so content I could cry tears of joy. I couldn't love myself or my life more in that moment. All of my struggles, hardships and everything disappeared and I was just left with complete and utter happiness.

ferminadaza said...

My moment is when I finish writing a song and I am perfectly contented because it sounds just the way I wanted it to.

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

my moment is when i go to bed snuggling my bf, and also when im in the car w the windows down playing my favorite music :)

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

The Daily Fashionista said...

My moments are my quiet walks to work every morning. My walks put me in a perspective about how my day will be and how I can make it better. Always looking at the silver linings helps:)

And I read about your aunt and I'm very sorry, but it sounds like her summer is going to be wonderful.

Shelby said...

when i spent a week at an outdoor music festival last summer. it was perfect.

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said...

my moments happen a lot. but my first significant 'eureka' moment was when i first saw the flaming lips in 2008. it was ridiculous and awesome and there was confetti and balloons and sing-a-longs. it just made me feel like there was a lot more out there.

vintage process said...

Great look! I love it!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

♥♥ my friends.

Ginger Snap ♥ said...

ah your comment was so lovely, you have such a way with words aswell you should be a writer.
I have that moment when i was on holiday last year down the beach at night it was so perfect where everything was meant to be. Your photos lovely also.

http://www.gingerrsnap.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

When my boyfriend first told me he loved me. It was a strange night but it was a beautiful night. :)

Can't wait to hear your moment. <3

lovedfromthestart said...

Dying is a small price to pay to live... I love that line. For me, it's when I see something beautiful in the world, like human beings being kind to other human beings, going out of their way to make sure that they are ok, and supporting them through hard times. Or when someone's relationship manages to go through hard times, and becomes stronger as a result.

Reina said...
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Reina said...

i havent had any real stand out moments that i can think of right now, but last year on my trip back to china from where i was adopted, and coming of a 4 hour glorious boat trip down the Li River with the amazing karsts and walking smack into the reality of poverty was an awakaning moment. Walking through the frenzied market, i passed and old woman who must have had osteoperosis and was LITERALLY bent over so her head was next to her knees. I was shocked. And the other old person i passed who made me feel unbelivably lucky to have a gifted life, was an old man who must have had an accident because his legs were distorted and he had trouble walking and his fingernails needed a serious clipping. And they were all begging and it was like 100 degrees out and they must have been miserable. I felt so bad and realized that this is how they must live everyday.

okayy. so maybe that wasnt a moment where i felt greatful to be alive, but they were moments where i felt greatful to be alive and WELL.
i found this through another blog, which posted the line "dying is a small price to pay to live" and it inspired them and it inspired me. thanks so much! i truly treausre that line.
damn that was long ;D

Catherine said...

Most of those moments have been at the beach... I don't know whether that's a coincidence or not. I never used to think of myself as a "beach person," but as I've gotten older, being there just hits me with life. If that makes any sense.

Another I can think of right now is from last summer... I went on a spontaneous trip to a playground at night with a bunch of friends, and on the way back me and my male friend found a flag than ran with it. Normally I'm super self-conscious about the way I run, but I didn't care at all. I was just living.

xox

Kerri said...

i just had one of those moments yesterday- i stepped outside, taking a break from playing around making some jewelry, the sun was shining, my puppy was by my feet, and classical music was pumping thru the speakers in our back patio-

Annika said...

One of my moments: making breakfast cutting dark red almost too ripe strawberries who fill the air with a summerly smell like noting else, whilst my roommate is playing his guitar and singing in the next room.