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Euphoric Moments

December 22, 2015 Leave a comment Go to comments

Nothing lasts forever… but this is getting good now! – Taylor Swift, Wildest Dreams

I’ve been thinking about the country’s very recent win in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant.  The effort that Pia Wurtzbach put in, the help that she got to make it this far, and especially the way she eventually won the crown, is something that will be a topic of discussion for some time to come.  She deserved to win; she made her country so proud of her.

As a nation, now is the time for us to relish such a joyous occasion.

This of course got me thinking about the “bigger picture in life” to this story.

Enjoy the euphoria while it lasts.  It’s certainly a wonderful feeling while you have it, and you deserve to savor every minute that you have it.  If it were only possible to hold on to ecstatic moments forever, then such would obviously be great, but that’s not how the world works.  Once the amazing feeling fades away – and it will fade away sooner than you would want it to – it’s back to the daily grind of everyday life.  You might have to go back to something that isn’t glamorous at best, but if that’s where you need to be and what you need to do, then you should be there and just do it.

It’s sad that good times eventually come to an end, but such is part of life.  Ironically, life wouldn’t be as exciting and as colorful if every time was always a happy moment, devoid of any angst and struggle, for the latter gives us a reason, even an inspiration, to do something to make things in our lives, and consequently in our world, better.

What makes the end of a euphoric moment even more heartrending is if it’s because of someone, and not an event or thing.  Some people come into your life, but never really leave your heart.  When it’s their time to go, as eventually everyone will do, for whatever reason, they leave a large gap that can never be refilled; the best that anyone can do is to cope and move on.  For what it’s worth, be grateful that at least both your paths crossed in your lifetimes.  And who knows, someday you might see each other again.

Exhilarating moments don’t last forever.  The fact that such are fleeting is what makes it so special and thus something worth cherishing.  Thus, enjoy the moment for as long as it lasts.  And when it’s finally over, don’t worry – God wants all of us to be happy, and so we can keep our hopes up that somehow, somewhere, someday, there will always be a next time.

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