Thursday, October 6, 2011

Those precious moments

Yesterday, while getting the kids home from school, the younger one dawdled. “Come on, we’ve got to go home. Mamma has work to do”, I told him, but he refused to listen. 

“Come on, Sweetheart, let’s go home.” I was rapidly losing my temper, but a tiny voice whispered. “Let him be. Do a couple of minutes really matter so much? What if something happens to either of you tomorrow, wouldn’t you regret not spending these moments with him?”

I joined him in looking under a car. A brown cat was feeding her kittens. I’ll always treasure that shared moment.

 “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs 
(February 24, 1955- October 5, 2011)
Requiescat in Pace

drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


LTM said...

beautiful. Both the mama cat + kittens and the reminder. I didn't know Jobs said that, but I love it. thanks, girl~ ((hugs))

Jan Morrison said...

Ah, excellent kitty carma - get it? Oy, I'm so bahhhhd. She was a car ma though.
Didn't know about Jobs. Excellent quote. Thank you dear good person.

Manzanita said...

Well said. A good drabble is worth 100 words. Ha I like the dogma statement.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Saw that this morning - really sad Steve Jobs is gone. I'm sure most people didn't realize how sick he was.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love that story Rayna!

Steve Jobs sure was a creative and hard working man. He will be missed.

Chuck said...

Nice personal story and nice memorium for SJ.

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Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - What a lovely reminder of how important it is to savour those little moments. We all get so busy that it's easy to forget to just live, but our children will remember most and most fondly those little moments like the one you described.


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