Today, I’m a huge George Strait fan. Have been for 20 years.
My wife says I’m beyond fandom, I have a full-fledged, bona fide,”man crush”.
If I were in a court of law and standing trial, I would have to plead, unapologetically–GUILTY.
For me, it doesn’t get any better than listening to King George sing “The Chair” and “Amarillo By Morning”. His new stuff is really good too.
In one of his newer songs he sings, “it’s not the breath you take, but the moments that take your breath away”. I started thinking about all the moments that took my breath away.
My grandmother, Nana as she was known, buying my first bicycle when I was 6 years old. It was green and white with those “chopper” style handlebars. It was “groovy”.
My first kiss. I was in 7th grade. Not really much of a kiss, more like a quick brushing of the lips, but it was a big deal at the time.
The moment I first laid eyes on the girl who would later become my wife and then 5 years later, watching her walk down the aisle with her father on our wedding day. My best day.
The birth of my children. Probably the only time anyone has ever seen me cry.
The special moments go on and on. My first father-daughter dance, my son’s pinewood derby race, the Arkansas Lady Razorback volleyball game when both my kids won the coloring contest and a sack full of toys.
I can still hear the echoes of my son playing “Amazing Grace” on his violin at my mother’s funeral.
Each and every one took my breath away.
But shouldn’t we feel that way about every day?
I don’t know if it’s because I’m middle-aged now and my journey is seemingly half-way complete. Or that both my parents are gone and I realize now how valuable each day truly is.
I’m reminded of the quote, “Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no one”.
We should approach each day as if it were brand new and live it like it was our last.
If you think about it, it is brand new. In the history of time, there will never be another today. Once it’s over, its’ over. You can’t get it back.
Regretfully, in my life, I’ve had one too many days slip by almost unnoticed. Nothing special, nothing to remember. Just another day.
Squandering the gift of “TODAY”.
From this moment forward, I’m trying to approach each day with a sense of wonderment. Eager to experience everything it holds. The sights, the sounds, the smells–everything. And when I lay my head down at night, thankful for the joy the day brought me.
I’m living each day for those “moments that take my breath away”.
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The lowdown on yoga
(A wellness column by Kelly Spencer: writer, life coach, yoga & meditation teacher, holistic healer and a mindful life enthusiast!) Since yoga has become more mainstream in North America, many are wondering what the lowdown about yoga is.
Third Annual Sedona Yoga Festival: Conscious Evolution Within A Sacred Space
Exciting New Offerings and Structural Shifts Designed to Help Attendees Explore Sedona—and Within the Self (PRWeb January 28, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12476449.htm
Healing body, mind, spirit - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 PST
Jill Ciccarello’s sister died of cancer. Lorrie Stonehocker’s husband is still battling cancer that has caused him to lose organs, including part of his stomach, as the chemo is shutting down his kidneys. Yet these cancer nightmares have inspired both Spokane women to help other cancer patients through yoga – the ancient practice that encompasses the physical, mental and spiritual.
4 Days of Yoga Training: YogaFit’s Mind Body Fitness Conference Begins January 29th in San Diego, CA
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide is excited to launch the first of many Mind Body Fitness conferences this year, beginning on January 29th in sunny San Diego. (PRWeb January 26, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12470635.htm
Yoga in Spain: reaching a new level of karma
Anna Murphy retreats to a hacienda in an Andalusian nature reserve on a yoga break to reconnect with mind, body and spirit
D.C. community calendar, Jan. 22-29, 2015
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Chair Yoga is Back!
Are you recovering from an injury or need to work out a new joint? Do you need to step up your activity level and find a little peace of mind?
Catechism, yoga, Zen cannot open people's hearts to God, pope says
Courses in yoga, Zen meditation, even extensive studies in church teaching and spirituality can never free people enough to open their hearts to God and his love, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
PIO's family working to bring his remains back to US
New York, Jan 5: The family of a 25-year-old Indian- American yoga instructor, who was found dead in central Mexico during a hike in the rugged mountains, is working on legalities to bring his remains back to Virginia, where a memorial
Yoga in all directions
Donna DeVerniero demonstrates an aerial yoga position for Cindy Taylor during a lesson on Saturday afternoon. DeVerniero has been teaching aerial silk yoga for two years.