A â€œKeeperâ€ – those moments in life that we cherish. Seeing your daughter take her first steps. An extra special holiday. It may even be an event from your childhood, like the first time you rode your bicycle without training wheels.
We canâ€™t plan these events. They just happen when we are experiencing life.
Hopefully your wedding day and graduation are keepers too. Sure, they are planned events that rock. Beyond these moments you never know when a keeper will occur.
What separates us most from these experiences?
Well, I try to keep busy. However, I know there is a point where I am too overloaded. Itâ€™s an evil lure. A keeper might happen when weâ€™re hustling. However, often times were emotionally unavailable then. Weâ€™re disconnected from our friends and family. During these times the potential for memories pass us by.
â€œCherish the fabulous, the fantastic, the beautiful, the graceful, the moments of abandon, laughter, quirkiness. Cherish the tiny incredible details, the gigantic & varied display, and the infinite depths – of life.â€ Jay Woodman
Now thereâ€™s perspective. From this mindset, we have much to be thankful for.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
and His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5
Remain available with an eye open for the keepers in life and make yourself accessible to them. You may be surprised at how many you find!