You've probably heard the phrase, 'seize the moment' and I generally think it's good advice -- unless your moment includes a skunk or porcupine or angry bird, none of which should be seized. Anyway, if you're gonna seize your moment you first have to recognize the powerful potential of the moment that you are in.
The moment you're in right now may seem overwhelming because it may be filled with the aroma of a stinky diaper or the whining of a tired baby. I promise this moment will pass quickly and you'll be left with only pictures and videos. If you're in a job situation that seems too much to bear seize the moment by embracing the inner strength you can build in this moment. Understand that greatest is not found on an easier path. There is power in your moment. But, if you don't recognize it for the gift that it is, you will not mine it for the powerful potential packed into it.
These are the only moments you have - the ones you are in right now. Open up your heart and take in the potential of it and drink it in as full as you can. Don't let them simply flow past you like water in a stream -- dip your whole self into the moments and let the wonder, the pain, the joy, the laughter and the tears and heartache all have their play in making you into a person who can hold each moment in open hands like one holds a Monarch butterfly but for a moment.
May you recognize the moment you are in and then mine the power of each and every moment moment by moment.
Godspeed on your journey as you mine each moment!