The Importance of This Moment

Sometimes all it takes is a moment.

You hear or see something and all of a sudden you get hit with a feeling.  An overwhelming feeling that you can’t shake.

I’ve been having these moments all year.

In a chat with a client.  Or an email from my sister.  Or one look at the world news.

As an entrepreneur in the middle of busy wedding season, it’s really easy to get caught up in all the busy.  There is always so much to do.  The list is never ending.

And it’s not just the busyness of moving forward in your business or in your job.  Of creating new things and being the best at what you do.  But the busyness of daily life like cooking and laundry.  Of taking care of your family.  Or perhaps planning your wedding.

And I have to admit that I easily fall into this busyness.  I want to improve, I want to do more, I want to help more.  So, I’m constantly pushing.

But, these moments make me pause.

They make me stop and remember what is important.

So, my mom and dad are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer.  Huge, right?  It’s definitely a milestone to celebrate.

We’ve been talking about the guest list, the budget and all the things you discuss when you’re planning a party.

And the one thing I kept going back to is trying to figure out what they really want.  What really matters to them?

It’s not about how much money we spend or how fabulous it is, but how they felt.

Here’s the thing, it’s so easy to get caught up in all the stuff.  Like how nice of a cake to get or how fancy the flowers look.

You can easily forget about what matters.

The people.  Your relationships.  And how you feel.

All the stuff helps to create an experience, but in the end what matters is the people.  

These moments I’ve been having all year are a reminder.  It’s a reminder that life is short and you never know what can happen tomorrow.

It’s a reminder that there is nothing more important than the people you love.  Think about it – it’s not money or success or status, but people that make life worthwhile.

So instead of spending your time on the stuff of life, spend your time with those you love.

Hug them, laugh a lot and cherish every moment.  Because this is what matters.

Bride and groom walking in a field at their Sonoma wedding by Destination wedding planner, Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Arrowood Photography)

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