On Christmas Day I found myself sitting on the floor with my 7-year-old grand-daughter, Ella, coloring huge pictures of Disney princesses. Tears came to my eyes when I realized that 40-some years ago, I couldn’t have imagined doing something so beautifully simple on a Christmas Day, that brought me SO much joy. It made me remember that in the coming years, I want to take time to savor the moments. The blessings. The good times.
We live in such a ‘hurried’ world, that it’s easy to be swept-away into the mad frenzy of everyday life. Everyone’s so busy….caught up in their own world. We often overlook the treasured ‘kodak’ moments in our lives... concentrating instead on just getting through to the next day.
So for this coming year, I promise myself I’ll savor the blessings. I’ll take the time to spend ‘in the moment’ when I talk with my children, visit with friends, chat with my husband. It’s these moments today that will become those times in the future that we will look back on, and cherish.
~I’ll be grateful for the stack of orders on my studio workbench…instead of feeling overwhelmed and over-worked.
~I’ll be grateful that as difficult as it is to visit Mom in the nursing home, at least I still have her here on earth.
~I’ll be grateful for the fatigue that comes at the end of a work-filled day…. so much better than the end-of-the-day feeling that would come after one of boredom.
~I’ll remember that each second of each day is a gift. I can choose to squander it…or spend it wisely.
Rosie and I are 'gratefully' off to the studio…..along with a delicious cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee. May your day be one of gratitude…..of treasured moments….and may you have the feeling of joyous fatigue as it comes to an end~