There are moments in life that slip by and then they’re gone forever. This past week, my son Sam turned one year old, so we threw a little party for him at a park in Laguna Beach.
At the park, there was a little system of tunnels for kids to crawl through made from concrete culverts and a mound of dirt. I was walking just ahead of Sam and decided to run ahead and catch him through the tunnel. He peered through the tunnel at me just as I readied my iphone for a shot. Then he was off to something else. That moment is gone. It’s preserved in a photograph, but I’ll never re-live it.
Sometimes that thought needs to hit us – before we throw away a relationship, before we choose our career over our family, before we allow all the little moments to rush by, un-enjoyed.
This moment is already passed. Was it worth it?