Monday, February 11, 2013

Everyday Moments

" The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments. They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives. These are they who are truly happy." 
--Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of my favorite books. And not just because I have a serious addiction to chocolate. It's wonderful to read about a poor young boy, with no special talents or abilities, winning the prize simply because he was honest. Charlie was just a good boy who tried to do what was right, and in the end he won the greatest prize of all--not a life-time supply of chocolate, but safety and stability for himself and his family. 

In the end isn't that even better than the golden ticket? A day-to-day beautiful life filled with beautiful moments

Enjoy the moment!

1 comment:

  1. I hate to admit it, but I have never liked that story. I'm sure it has a LOT to do with the creepy Willy Wonka in the show. (I never read the book.) But I appreciate your perspective on it. Gives me hope that the good guys don't always finish last. ;) Enjoying the moment reminds me of one of my all time favorite quotes: " Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are most often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey, delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts - interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." Gordon B Hinkley