“Choose the least important day of your life. It will be important enough.”
-Thornton Wilder, Our Town
This is the advice given to the main character in “Our Town,” Emily, who has passed away and now has the opportunity to relive just one day of her life. She is encouraged to choose the most ordinary day she can remember–because even that most ordinary of days will be overwhelming in its beauty.
And it is. Emily is stunned to see that this ordinary day, in all its inconvenience and busyness and hardship, is also filled with memories, love, and beauty.
As we move into December and the year comes to a close, it’s sound advice to live by. Because this year, this month, this minute, this moment won’t come around again. These are the minutes you can claim, or just let pass you by.
It’s the season of love and gratitude. So whether you’ve had the best year of your life or the worst, we’d like to encourage you to join us in remembering to turn the minutes you’ve been given into true moments — moments to reflect, savor, and cherish.
What are the moments you’re grateful for? What are the moments that mattered in 2016 — big and small, monumental and everyday?
At TSheets, we track minutes. but we know that how those minutes are spent is what matters most. And we want to hear about yours!
Use #MinutesToMoments to post your photos and stories on social media each day throughout the month of December. Why? Because gratitude is contagious. And we’d love to have you join us in spending the final month of 2016 celebrating the moments that mattered and filling social media with stories of hope, love, and gratitude.