Thursday, February 28, 2013

Something to think about …

As I sit here and listen to music while replying to e-mail and waiting for the boys to come home from school, my usual multi-tasking at it’s best, I found this and realized that sometimes I just need to turn it off …

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This statement is so powerful!  However I very seldom do it.
I rarely become totally quiet.

I don’t talk all the time, but I often have music playing or am singing – or humming at least – and my mind rarely slows down and gets quiet.  I rarely am just “quiet” unless it’s very late and the kids are totally asleep and I have sat down before I fell into bed from exhaustion.

This is going on my list of things to do in the future … learn how to become quiet.  A great idea. Smile

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Last Friday’s Untitled Post

The sky is opening up – the sun is just beyond a thin layer of clouds and the light is bouncing off the snow and making everything bright and beautiful.

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This photo was taken last Friday, February 22nd. Today is already Tuesday and I am just finishing writing this post. Where has the time gone?

I find that my days seem to be getting shorter despite the fact that we are gaining more daylight every day. The sun is staying up longer – we are gaining over 5 minutes of daylight each day this time of year. I still seem to try and pack more in than the hours allow.

The kids have met some new friends down the street – people that recently moved in. They all attend the same school, but are different ages. It’s nice to see everyone playing together and enjoying themselves.

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Kids are so resilient. When I slow down and grab my camera, I pay better attention to detail and I’m reminded how very easy it is to be happy and just enjoy the moments that make up our lives.

We took cookies to our new neighbor and visited for just a little while. It reminded me how good it feels to reach out.

I’m thankful for so many things today … especially the sun!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Inspiration

A couple years ago I discovered the name Vivian Maier ... and I am so interested in seeing more!  There is a film coming out documenting her work and it looks so interesting.  Here is a video with a little taste of what's to come:



This type of thing gives me inspiration.  It makes me realize that the life I live is pretty darn interesting ... and I have ideas and pictures and thoughts to share.  Maybe today it seems blah or plain or just "everyday stuff" ... but tomorrow

Tomorrow it will be different.  It will be a part of my memory ... and it will look different.  And some of it may not be my normal everyday any more.  It might just be part of my past.

And that makes it pretty darn interesting.

Do you capture your normal everyday?????????

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Looking for Inspiration

There are so many wonderful blogs I follow and amazing positive people that share inspiration with me every single day helping to make my world a better place without evening knowing they do it.

Today I find myself still searching though … searching for inspiration.

What kind of inspiration you ask?
Something positive …
Something that makes me want to get up and say YEAH! …
Something that helps me feel like I really can tackle this crazy life …
Something that helps me start my own engine and feel the drive that I know is buried inside …

So far today I haven’t found it … but I know there is inspiration everywhere … what I need is within my grasp and if I slow down long enough to pay attention, I will find it.

Here’s to slowing down the pace just a little … and finding the inspiration I need … just for today.