Shortly before my wedding, a friend gave me the best piece of advice I’ve ever received.

“A few times during the evening,” she advised, “stop, look around and say to yourself, ‘This is my wedding!’ Otherwise it’ll all go by in a flash and end up being a blur.”

I tasked one of my bridesmaids with reminding me of this wisdom, and I have to say that it worked! More than 21 years later, I still have vivid glimmers of lovely moments from the celebration.

What my friend actually taught me was the art of savoring. Being mindful of your surroundings. Hitting the slow motion button for a brief moment to concentrate on and capture the whole experience. Who, if anyone, is there? What do…