Monday, June 20, 2011

Do You Ever Stop and Pause to Think About This?

Tom Matlack from Huffington Post wrote an article recently that I really enjoyed: "What's Your Favorite Moment of the Day?"Answers ranged from, "Having the windows open in the morning and listening to the sounds of the lake while I get my kids ready for school", to "I smile at a woman -- a total stranger -- and she smiles back". Tom says he likes to doze off while reading a hefty novel. 

I've "lectured" before about how important I find it to ask yourself things like this. I believe the people who get the most out of life are the ones who stop and appreciate the little things; the friendly cashiers, spontaneous late night road trips, a hot shower after a long day, and cuddling up with a heap of blankets and a pile of movies on a cold rainy day. 

For me? Lingering over glasses of wine with friends, being with my family, laughing to the point of eye-watering, seeing happily married old couples, baking cupcakes (you knew that), and my morning ritual: getting up way earlier than I need to, having a huuuge cup of coffee and writing blog posts for the day. 

"In terms of days and moments lived, you'll never again be as young as you are right now. So spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you're just a kid, but a kid with enough years on you to know that every day is priceless." - Victoria Moran

{photo via Simply Her}

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