The Value Of A Moment

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I attempt to remind myself that EVERY moment is precious, as once it is gone so is a part of my life that I’ll never get back.

I’m working on creating a lifetime of memory-making moments.

Thank you for being part of many of them.



About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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6 Responses to The Value Of A Moment

  1. utesmile says:

    Every day we make memories….and here we are sometimes wasting our days. It is wonderful to have great memories and only today I was looking through some old baby pictures of my sons, thinking of wonderful memories, when they did their first steps, etc. It doesn’t stop now, let’s make some more great memories. Thank you for being in mine, Russ.

  2. beebeesworld says:

    With life as a whole seeming so glum, my bucket list too rusty to hold my dreams, i am learning to appreciate the moment more-i used to write in read books-i need to do that more-just think how little we would know if da Vinci or others hundreds of years ago but stuff on machines and reader that n longer exist or were difficult to access. It amazes me that out state has had to MANDATE that multiplication tables and cursive writing MUST be taught by 4th grade….lets get back to relationships with people, walks in nature-LIFE! thanks for the reminder of how much moments can mean beebeesworld

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for sharing your feelings, beebeesworld. They are welcome here. Sometimes our lives seem to need to get flat and almost lifeless in order for us to see that we need to make changes. Walks in nature might be a great start. I suspect the world will look brighter and more alive to you when you do. It saddens me that your bucket list is no longer serving you or a safe container for your dreams. Perhaps it’s time to start over with another one. May you find your smile again, my friend. It is beautiful and the world could use more like yours. In the meantime, may you always feel welcome in my humble online home, and find truth and kindness here that reminds you of the greatness and goodness within you and others.


  3. I try to live for the moment and I don’t think about the past all that often except in a good way

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