“Life is measured by the moments that take our breath away”

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — Unknown

Do you agree? I believe we all have the capacity and desires to live our lives by the moments that take our breath away.  These exhilarating moments can be — giving birth to your child, experiencing God’s majestic works, climbing mountainous summits, gazing on spectacular sunsets, surfing ocean waves, or reaching a personal goal of great significance.

Here’s what I’ve discovered through writing Letters to Jodi — my heart and soul are being expansively filled with the love of Jodi.  It’s a love that we as mother and daughter continue to share even now within these moments.  This love comes from readers who are commenting about the profound impact Jodi has had on their lives.   It’s in the moments of reading, talking or listening to them that I know for sure our lives are not measured by the number of years, stuff, achievements, etc. but rather by the moments that simply take our breath away.

Isn’t it time we all start living more by these breathless moments? I have a feeling Jodi would want us all to — what do you think?



Filed under Life Coaching, Peg Calvario's Blog, Quotations

2 responses to ““Life is measured by the moments that take our breath away”

  1. Diane

    Sorry I missed this originally but was re-grouping from Mohonk. But have to say every time I see one of these adorable photos it takes my breath away. Jodi was fortunate to have the family she had and you all were so fortunate to have her. I know the right door is going to open for you and you will be able to continue the work that began with Jodi- she would be very proud of you and her family.


  2. Cathy de Jong

    I just found these blogs. I had read a few when we became friends on facebook, but somehow missed these. This picture affected me deeply. I think these are the ages I remember the most. I remember all you went through with Jamie. What a miracle he was. I remember even then your positive attitude. You were an inspiration to me as I watched you go through that difficult time with faith and hope. Reading these blogs you continue to inspire me. I am awed by your daughter. I can see she is still affecting people today. What a legacy to leave here.

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