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The Scent of Life

Lilacs are my favorite flowers.  I love them all, but the light purple ones are my most favorite. I remember so many of life’s moments around lilacs such as growing up with them, bringing them into my own home as an adult, and even my mother’s death. It was that sweet time of year in June when the lilacs were in full bloom. There is such a beautiful energy to this time of year. Lilacs are in season for such a short time so it makes me appreciate them even more. I feel this way about life also. There are so many sweet moments to savor, like the sweet scent of the lilac flower.

I remember a memory so vivid around the scent of life. My brother was holding his newborn son and smelling him. He said “there is nothing better than the smell of a newborn baby”. I have never, ever forgotten this.  I now both treasure and savor these moments. The scents of life linger on far after they are gone. I am wishing for everyone to savor those moments. “

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

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