Life is full of moments. Every experience we have is a moment and everything we are comes from these moments. Some moments are obviously more important than others and have a greater impact on us, such as your graduation from high school or college, the deaths of a loved one, or the birth of your child. These moments are the instants that define who we are for the most part. Along with these undoubtedly important moments, there are moments that are seemingly meaningless, such as your walk to the store, your evening doing homework, or the hour you spent watching TV. These moments seem to be meaningless because not much comes out of them; they are just activates to pass the time or accomplish a mundane task. However, these moments do not have to be meaningless. You should try to find meaning in every one of life’s moments, no matter how small the moment.
For an example of this idea I would like to turn to the move Hitch, with Will Smith. He approaches a woman in a bar that he is interested in and what he says to her really resonated with me. To sum it up, he says that after their done talking they will go their separate ways and live their lives regardless of their meeting. That thought is so interesting to me; the thought that two people can meet for the first time, experiencing one of life’s little moments together, leave and continue living life as if they never met. This is interesting to me because there could be a number of completely different outcomes from this small moment, the former being one of them. However, there is the potential for so much more to come from that moment. Maybe you find them interesting and you want to get to know them more; do not be afraid to tell them that, you never know how that person will affect your life. That person could become your best friend; they could make you into a better person; they could change your life in ways you did not think possible. All this could happen just by making the most out of that moment.
Although it is easy to see how a seemingly meaningless moment can turn into something life altering when it comes to meeting people, it can just as easily happen with other moments. If a student is doing homework and is looking for meaning in that task instead of just doing it to get it done; something great can come from it. For example, maybe they do not understand a concept in their homework, so they look it up. They find this concept so interesting that they decide to study it further and one day make a career from it. Something like this can happen with any moment if you are looking to find meaning in every moment.
After everything, all we are is a collection of the moments we experience. If we look for meaning in everything we do, nothing will seem unimportant. We will live every moment as if it were a gift where something great could happen. That is my message today; look for meaning in everything you do, no matter how small. Sometimes you will surprise yourself with what you find. I am starting to look for meaning in my moments, are you?