It Was One of Those Moments

My heart was touched today. It was one of those moments I wish I could capture and hold not letting it slip away. Sometimes memories are triggered from an old song or the smell of fizzing Coca-Cola transporting me to a safe place of love. That’s what happened today when I read this little story from an old friend. I guess I needed a jump-start, feeling dull and bored, second-guessing my purpose and worth in the world. You know the tapes.

And then a little whisper of inspiration came my way and tears bubbled up. In listening to this song and reading the story, I felt a flood of mixed emotions ― sadness, disregard, old, withdrawn, shame, guilt, innocence, discovery, forgiveness, love. What a piece of work we are as humans.

I saw myself playing all the parts. I was the son, daughter-in-law, the grandfather and the child and felt the emotions of each one as they played it out. I’m glad they played it to the end and didn’t get stuck on one part. That’s what it feels like sometimes.

The story triggered a genuine, tender love for my fellow humans and me. We mess it up a lot ― BIG TIME. But, when we get it right, it’s just as monumental. As I reflect on that moment I still feel the tenderness of forgiveness and love given freely as you would to a young child.

My heart was touched ― “Oh, how I wish this tenderness, love and forgiveness for the world.”

Pat from the ol’ kitchen table

8 thoughts on “It Was One of Those Moments

  1. This is a great song. Brings back lost of memories… Don’t know how it couldn’t tub on anyone. Thank you for this post. Also thank you for supporting my blog! You are a wonderful inspirer!

    • You’re welcome Diane – always happy to share the love and support. Thank you for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the read and I’m glad it inspired you. BTW the email is on the way to you with the ’60’s attachment — hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    • Adalia – you’re truly welcome – I enjoy your writing and the positive energy you give out. I can feel it in the words you put forth and the resources you provide (I watched Louie Swartzberg’s video on Ted.com). I look forward to reading more.

      Thank you so much for your warm comment. I’m especially honored it came from such a gifted blogger and writer. I’m happy you enjoyed the story. You just made my day!

      I hope you will come back again and will continue visiting. Take care and have a blessed day. 🙂

  2. Wonderful posts on your blog, Pat. Very down home and touching…always brings up good memories when I visit your site! And now that the ‘comment’ section is working, you will know that I have been here! Can’t find the ‘Like’ button however.

    • Thank you Beverely and I’m glad the comment section is working. You should see a ‘Like’ button at the bottom of each post to either share or like.

      I’m happy you enjoy the reads and that it warms your heart with some good memories. I’ll be looking for you now as I write. Thank you again for stopping by. 🙂

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