Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments


I got caught up in the Zone while the wind rushed into my face.  I was on my bike, and for that fleeting second….I was Lance Armstrong.

I held my Baby Boy on my shoulder.  Together we watched the Trees, the Birds, the Earth.  My Life suspended in Perfection.

Laying on the couch with my book in my hands, flipping pages as fast as my eyes could handle.  Not noticing the black letters, because I was that guy in the middle of one crazy adventure.

The muted TV screen showed images of ugliness.  Of a World caught up in all that should never be.  I chose to be a Non-Viewer.

My Daughter in her running outfit, a marathoner in the making.  As she stood there confident, brave, and strong, I stood watching….as Proud as any Dad could be.

We read the book together.  Its title…M is for Maple.  Its content…an A to Z look at the greatness of Canada.  Although I may not think so at times, while reading those pages, I found myself one incredibly Proud Canadian…with one big lump in his throat.

My friend gave me a gift.  One I really should not have received.  One I surely did not deserve.  Unsure of what to make of all this…I remained a grateful friend.

I jumped into bed, and as my body relaxed into the stitching of the sheets…I was King of my World.

Our days are nothing but strings of moments.  As they rush by, how do they make you feel?  We become different things.  Always changing.  Sometimes bigger than we actually are.  But in those moments, we can find greatness.  In those moments we are greatness.

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8 Responses to “ Make it Happen Monday: Life’s Moments ”

  1. Bamboo Cyclist on March 28, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    It’s the little moments that make life go round. I’m glad that you were able to capture your day in the words of your post. There is an acute ability to ensure happiness as the small things bring in the true joy of living. Children and family are the main reason for sustained life. All ability is capsulated in the achievements as they learn and grow in such rapid succession that it is no wonder a protective arm shields them from all harm. Way to enjoy the moments and the multitude of action which thwarts the evils of society as portrayed on the silver screen. Thanks for your example Darryl and for the intrinsic value you place in your world and ours.

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      You say it so eloquently, my man. Keep the positivity flowing.

  2. PedalmanTO on March 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    This is fantastic my friend. No words can justify the feeling it has invoked for me. Great work.

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      You are definitely responsible for making it happen, my friend.

  3. Brady on March 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I’m loving your zest for life, Darryl!

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      It must run in the Family, huh?

  4. Myron Glova on March 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Nice post Darryl. I keep finding myself getting more and more busy with new projects that always want more of my time but I’ve found that it’s the little moments that make each day memorable and bring the most joy. Have a good one.

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

      Great to hear from you, Myron. Thanks for leaving your comments behind.

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