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Collecting Moments Weekly

Life Is A Collection Of Moments

By May 23, 2018 No Comments

Right now it’s all about Pokemon.

I have no idea the layers and levels involved with the collecting of these cards, but I do know my boys and their friends can spend hours and hours playing, battling, trading and discussing their collections.

I find it fascinating.

When they see a Pokemon friend, they stop dead in their tracks to talk about their collections.

  • What new card have you discovered?
  • What character have you learned about?
  • How big is your collection?

The pursuit of Pokemon has taken over our house, and with 807 fictional characters to collect; I imagine Pokemon will be a pretty big deal for a very long time.

Which of course gets me thinking …

What is your pursuit?
What can you spend hours and hours discussing?
What’s your collection?

Think of moments.

Each moment — no matter how big or small — is like a simple Pokemon card that holds special meaning: a name, a face, a description, a purpose … and each moment is valuable because of how it fits together with the next moment and the next.

Each moment holds a new level and a new layer of appreciation, insight, beauty, understanding, growth and gratitude that lends joy and purpose to the journey you’re on of building a collection.

But what kind of collection are you building?
What has taken over your world?
What will be in your life for a very long time?

And when you see a friend on a similar intentionality pursuit, do you stop dead in your tracks to talk about your moments?

  • What new moment have you discovered?
  • What are you learning?
  • How big is your collection?

If someone asked me right now what my boys are into. I’d say that’s easy! Pokemon!

But what answer might be said of you?

Fill in the blanks:

The pursuit of _______________ has taken over my life, and with 807 _______________ to collect; I imagine _______________ will be a pretty big deal for a very long time.

Something to think about, isn’t it?

“Fill your life with moments, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” —Unknown

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