I just watched About Time, if you haven’t seen it yet you might want to pass over this post until you have seen it.
I love coming away from a book, movie, or song with something that I can ponder. Carry a thought with me for a while and savor it. In this movie the men in this particular family can travel back in time. Not forward only back. Towards the end of the movie the father tells his son a secret. The secret is how he started to go back each day and relive it. The first time he might not be completely aware of how to enjoy that day so he would go back and enjoy every moment.
Now lets ponder this for a moment. Each day is precious and each moment with loved ones should be cherished. But each day brings trials and heartaches. Stressful times and moments that are very difficult to get through. If you could have the ability not to change anything other than how you reacted or how you enjoyed that time, would you? So, this man relived these moments until one day he decided he had the power to enjoy each moment without having to go back and relive it.
Guess what? We have that power. The power to live and enjoy each moment no matter what our challenges might be. Not only that but we have the power to help someone else harness that power. Humility and happiness are so contagious. That is a lot of power. Whoa….think about that!