Ernie Johnson, from TBS, has a new book out call “Unscripted.” In his new book, he presents this metaphor he calls “blackberry moments.” The idea stems from a little league game where there was a break in the action because of the outfielders looking for the ball and being distracted by these blackberries. The outfielders quest to find the ball got sidetracked because they stopped to pick and eat the blackberries. Johnson’s takeaway from this story was a reminder to not get so caught up in the rat race of life and what you’re doing that you miss those sweet moments that you can never get back.
So often we get trapped in doing that we forget to take a step back and take in those precious moments in life. We get so preoccupied in schedules that we miss out on those unscheduled spontaneous moments in time. By the time we are able to realize it and hit the pause button, life has already passed us by.
So don’t get so caught up in doing that you miss the moments and don’t realize how precious they were until they become a memory. Every now and then, take a step back to savor those “blackberry moments.” Don’t get trapped trying so hard to make things happen that when you finally take an inventory of your life you are asking yourself what just happened. Don’t miss the moment.