SUNDAY SHOT OF BLISS XIII. – This Moment

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Each moment, each event in life is predestined. It is when we concede to them that we learn their intended lessons. Acknowledgements and acceptance. We acquire nothing from regret or disregard. Reflection is looking honestly in the mirror. At times we like what we see, at other times we don’t. It is important to give attention to both. Because each will speak their truth.

Many speak about being in the moment. Have you ever done an inventory of crucial moments in your life? Where have you come from? Where are you now? Are you ready for the next moment? Will you cherish or abhor it?

I have taken some time to do some reflecting on my own. Though the moments I came up with were not all good, I look at them with open eyes. I look at them with loving eyes. I look at them with God’s eyes.

If you were to take the time to write a list and read it out loud to God, what would God say to you? Would you be turned away, rejected? Or would God say something like:

“Elysia, you are doing the best you can and that is good enough for me. And Elysia, I love you!” This is indeed what God has said to me on more than one occasion.


This moment

Taking that breath as I enter this world.

This moment

My mom holds me for the very first time, pain of childbirth all forgotten.

This moment

My father rocks me and makes eye contact, beaming with pride.

This moment

I take the first of many steps, some with my feet and others with my heart.

This moment

Kindergarten! I’m excited to learn all that I can.

This moment

Awkwardly singing on stage with the other 1st graders.

This moment

I have entered puberty on a hot August morning.

This moment

My first drag of marijuana in my best friend’s backyard.

This moment

I’ve met cocaine. The love of my life. I will never be the same.

This moment

Is this my first, second or third overdose? Why did it have to be in school?

This moment

“You’re pregnant”, the nurse says. Somehow a small smile appears on my face.

This moment

I hold my newborn son for the very first time.

This moment

Meeting another man I think I love.

This moment

After a long painful night of sweat and screams I meet my second born son.

This moment

In the midst of a most insecure time, I meet God

This moment

Another man and this time we marry.

This moment

My daughter arrives on the first day of fall, just as a 30-day heat wave begins.

This moment

Saying a painful farewell to my father.

This moment

Saying a painful farewell to my best friend cocaine.

This moment

God still loves me!

This moment

Liking the person I see in the mirror.

This moment

The end of a diseased 14-year marriage.

This moment

An exciting new life has begun.

This moment

I am ready to be a wife for the very first time.

This moment

“Welcome to Menopause!” the doctor exclaims. That small smile again.

This moment

I am ready for whatever comes next.

Stay Blissful My Friends – E

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