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If I Only Had A Few Moments To Myself: 
Creating Your Own Personal Moments Of Enjoyment

by Lee Wise
A Beautiful Moment In Time
©Lee Wise All rights reserved 

As Janis Joplin sang "Me And My Bobby McGhee" I was *into it.*

Drivin' along in my big car wanna be -- my 1995 Suzuki -- I loved listening to a favorite oldie. 

However, the song didn't quite finish as I maneuvered into 
the parking space near my office. 

But... 

Before I took hold of the door handle to make my morning
exit, I decided to carve out an extra 120 seconds or so just for me. 

I stopped, let the radio play on, and "tuned in." 

If Janis and her Bobby McGhee were the contents of a cup of java, I would have said: "Great. Good to the very last 
drop." 

MOMENTS AND THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES 

Small bits of time that make up the stories of our lives are
*so* important. 

Think about it. 

Think about the times when you have taken "just a moment" to call a friend, send a card, read a quote, do some study, take a nap, go for a short walk, listen to a speaker, or just "be me." 

Moments make up your life. 

WHY NOT TAKE A MOMENT JUST FOR YOU? 

Look for your own "just a moment" possibilities. 

Consider the list below as prompts. View it as your own 
"just a moment for me" set of idea starters. 

Really. 
Do it. 

Add your own ideas. 
The ideas will introduce themselves to you -- if let them. 

You must you allow them to break through the sound barrier and invade your inner space. 

Take a moment to... 

Say hi. 
Say goodbye 
Say...? 

Be 

Dial the number 
Send an email 
Write the first sentence. 

Listen to...? 
Look up 
Read 
Pray 

Forgive 
Put it in perspective 

Sit down 
Stand up 
Walk 

Laugh 
Smile 
Giggle 

Be aware 

Understand 
Decide 

Focus 
Begin 

Help 
Encourage 

A FEW MORE PROMPTS 

Ask yourself questions. 
Create statements to complete. 

Answering questions and completing statements are tools that help you capture the desires of your heart. 

Interact with the following list in this way: read the
statement or ask the question, pause, and see where your
heart leads you. 

"I sure would enjoy taking a moment to..." 

"How long would it take me to have a quality moment like 
_____ ?" 

"You know, I'll bet I could do this twice a day for a few 
moments." 

"If I had just a moment or two, I would love _____?" 

"That was one neat moment. I wonder if I could _____?" 

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN 

List three *just for me* possibility moments. 

One 
______________________________________________ 

______________________________________________ 

Two 
______________________________________________ 

______________________________________________ 

Three 
______________________________________________ 

______________________________________________ 


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Publisher of two ezines, Lee writes family-friendly articles
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