what does it meant ‘to cherish’…that word came to me during my meditation, and i realized how much this word means to me. it’s a word that i rarely say out loud, but one that i feel daily. it’s a lot like ‘gratitude’, in that it expresses appreciation for another human being, thing or event. ‘to cherish’ and ‘to be in gratitude’ are both actions or thoughts that have a positive affect on me and others around me.
when i experience miracles around me, when the tiniest things appear miraculous, i know that i am in the now, and that i am overwhelmed with the understanding and acceptance of that very moment. when i cherish that moment, i am expressing the gift, opening and holding it close to my heart. i am allowing myself to enjoy and treasure that gift of the moment…and that’s when i experience a powerful sense of calm, peace and serenity.
to cherish is to take that appreciation of that moment and fully experience it in my heart – embrace it the way i would hold my child before she leaves, or my mother before she dies.