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Life is measured in moments. We don’t remember days, we remember moments. Ordinary moments can have extraordinary outcomes.


The post was written for writers. The Inscribe Writers’ editor calls this “a powerful inspiration for all writers.” I shared my story and the stories of moments in the lives of four famous writers. Really, the content is applicable to life.

We don’t remember days. We remember moments.

“Defining moments shape our lives, but we don’t have to wait for them to happen. We can be the authors of them.”

And you can be the author of a “moment” for others.

A few minutes can change a life

How hard is it to recognize the good work of people?

Expressed gratitude can be the best part of a recipient’s day.

Your Invitation

Write a letter of gratitude to an individual and deliver it in person. This letter should be concrete and about 250-300 words – be specific about the other person and how they affected your life. Mention what you are doing now and mention how you often remember what she or he did.

Researchers suggest if you conduct a gratitude visit you feel a rush of happiness afterwards.

If you knew you could make a positive difference in someone’s life, that you could create a memory for them that would last for years – and it would take a trivial amount of time on your behalf – would you?

Read the rest of the Inscribe post here.

What moments do you remember? What is a defining moment in your life? Please join the conversation and leave a comment at the bottom of the page. And share this post on your social media platforms. Thank you.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

One Comment

  • Adena Lowry says:

    My friend of many years was living on Gabriola island off the coast of Vancouver. She was living on a 25 foot sailboat with her husband and young son. We all decided to go skinny dipping off the side of the boat. Afterward my friend made us all hot chocolate. It was the middle of summer .
    A moment I remember fondly and not likely to ever forget. I was so cognizant of her memory making ability that it changed me from that moment forward .

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