|Life is not measured by the number
of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
now on, on your away to school, or on your way home, find something
beautiful to notice. It doesn't have to be something you see, it could
be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house,
or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in
the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it
falls gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish
them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff"
of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things
we often take for granted. We must make it important to notice them, for
at anytime...it can all be taken away.
(Lisa is the wife of 911 hero, Todd Beamer, and the mother of a new little baby girl named Mary.)