One Moment In Time

Reflections

What are the moments we remember?

First Date

First Kiss

First Love

First Romance

First Heartbreak

All the firsts can set the benchmarks for all those meaningful moments that follow. I wonder how many first moments were so perfect that nothing else could compare.

Or is it the last moment that gives us that lingering memory.

Last Date

Last Kiss

Last Love

Last Romance

Last Heartbreak

All of the lasts also give us a benchmark for meaningful moments. I wonder how many last moments give us bittersweet lingering memories.


What is your celebration of joy?

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Make It Shine

I'm seasoned, but not yet with writing. So please bear with me with this endeavor of writing and learning. I'm embrassed to say, this is a third rewrite of this hub. It was labeled as substandard by the human element, not once but twice. And, rightly so... It wasn't all it could be. It was only a question that needed an answer.

My Answer

I’ve found the answer in the lyrics of a favorite song. But, it’s not just one moment but many that as the song puts it have me racing with destiny. I have very little musical talent and am tone deaf. With that said, my use of the song is not for the texture of the song (which is great), but the lyrically of the song that not only makes it suitable for singing but also for living. Let’s take the musicality from the song and add life. The lyrics I wish I had written, but they’re not mine and I have taken liberties in presenting them. They offer answers to my question.

A day to give

The best of me

When I’m more than I thought I could be

When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away

There has been more than “a” day to give the best of me. The best of me was all the firsts. It, however, wasn’t a first kiss, dance or even a love. It was a heartbeat! The best of me was the first day of my marriage listening to my husband's heartbeat as I lay in his arms. This was only surpassed by hearing the heartbeat of each of my children for the first time. These were the days that I gave the “best of me”, even the best of us. These moments in time were my wishes and dreams that made my heart race. Moments that will never happen again but moments I will always have to remember again and again.

And the answers are all up to me

Lay the chance right here in my hands

When I'm racing with destiny

My finest day is yet unknown

Moments in our marriage and the raising of our children were the precious moments when we did hold destiny in our hands. It’s hard to see from moment to moment. Our finest were always a moment away. And, I realize now that is the way it should be. A moment of regret belongs in the past for the future should not be less.


You're a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine

My regret is that it took a lifetime to realize that I let precious moments pass me by. Carpe Deim, truly the way to live to feel like a winner for a lifetime. For in one moment of time, a heartbeat away, we can feel eternity. Losing a love in a moment can feel like eternity from that moment on. Moments never happen again.

My celebration of joy – the heartbeat of a marriage and a family. It was A Moment In Time that will never happen again but made me more than I thought I could be. Not a simple answer, but the first moments that were more than I dreamt possible.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

btrbell,

Thank you for your inspiring comment. I love celebrating these memories and hope my children and grandchildren can find comfort and celebration in the love and memories as well.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful, thoughtful and obvious that you CAN write, CAN capture the feeling that you want to convey. Lovely. Celebrate this hub.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Perspycacious

Thank you so much for returning. It is always an inspiration to see your comments here and elsewhere.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Thanks for stopping by - I'm glad this provided some inspiration for your writing. Your writing is an inspiration for many.


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schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

Thanks :) you inspired me to write my new hub, http://hubpages.com/health/Experience-in-this-situ...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Worth resurrecting for some who missed this gem.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

josh,

Thank you for sharing. Comments encourage sharing. We continue because friends are the reward. I thank you for being one.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

sweet,

This was beautiful and profound, thanks for sharing!


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Hi schoolgirl

Thank you for your comment, I'll be more than glad to see you return. Have a nice day


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schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

You're very positive in thinking in the present and having happy memories and putting family first...looking forward to reading more :)


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Dyhannah - I appreciate your comment and the moments you spent here. Sometimes our wisdom arrives after precious moments have passed. Use of the wisdom is not to regret but to learn and appreciate another chance. Thank you for the comment.


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas

Wonderful writing and wisdom. I love your reflection on marriage and family.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

shimmering Dawn,

Thank you for your encouragement. Your daily blessing are found one moment at a time, continue to enjoy each one.


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Hey, don't your worry about your writing skills... Keep writing and polishing it and you will soon find your voice and sway people with your words.. Thought provoking...my best moment is now... I make sure my every moment is lived to the full. Welcome to hubpages. Have a blessed day!Peace!


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Perspycacious-Thank you for the comment and the "Up,awesome,beautiful". Great hubbers are great commenters, and always looking for the beautiful. Reading your comments on other hubs always sends me looking deeper into other hub pages. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Your comments are received with great appreciation.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

"The past is history. The future?...a mystery. Today?...is a gift. That is why it is called 'The present.'" Good to reflect and ask ourselves "How can I make it better the next time when it comes?" Up, awesome, beautiful.


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sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana Author

Christopher Dapo - Thank you for the comment and taking the moment(s)to stop and read. Sometimes our memories do hide and hopefully when they are found they put a smile on our face and warm our hearts.


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Christopher Dapo 4 years ago from Havelock, NC

Nice hub! Absolutely pulls memories out of their hiding spaces.

- Chris and S.

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