Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Remember What You Love

Life certainly has it's challenges! 

It can be painful, overwhelming, and difficult for all of us--a long and winding road of potholes!  I suppose adversity is necessary and inevitable; a natural means by which we strengthen our characters.  We grow through our trials, we learn more deeply about who we really are, and hopefully, we become better people.

When I find myself struggling--hitting potholes left and right--I force myself to stop and focus on the small, simple, and beautiful things around me.  I pay special attention to the things I love and give thanks for them.  Things like:


A sunny spot and a comfy couch.  A beloved book about bread and jam.  Pink socks.  Blue sky.  The pine tree towering outside the window.  A good grandma who takes time for her loved ones.  Chocolate chip cookies and a quiet afternoon.  The light that comes from a happy child's face.  Recognizing a moment...  Living in it.

 Henry David Thoreau said, "However mean your life is, meet it and live it."
 (Just be sure to remember what you love about it!)        

16 comments:

  1. I have to remind myself to be thankful for sunny days too sometimes! By the way- LOVE Bread and Jam for Francis and all the other Francis books :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comment! And wasn't Bread and Jam for Francis just the best! It was my favorite when I was a little girl. I LOVED it almost as much as I loved bread and jam too! HA HA!

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  2. Such a great reminder! Love, love, love Bread and Jam for Francis- that book brings back great childhood memories.

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    1. Thank you bunches and bunches, Tracy! I appreciated you leaving me such a nice comment! Bread and Jam for Francis was the BEST!

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  3. So true. Thanks for reminding us.

    "Recognizing a moment... Living in it." <--- love it.

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    1. Awe, sweet Olivia! Thank you so much for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, honey. And thank you for bringing sunshine into my day!

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  4. Hi Aleisha! This is Andrea (Turley) Over...remember me? Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I came across your blog somehow and I LOVE it!! :) I really do. You are hilarious! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent! My sister (Tara) and I started a blog (just for fun) a while ago. If you're ever bored (ha-ha) and want to check it out, it's sistermommies.wordpress.com. Thanks again for your awesome blog! ;)

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    1. ANDREA!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! OF COURSE I REMEMBER YOU, DOLL FACE!!!!!! How are you? Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. That's such a hoot that you found me! I'm glad you have enjoyed your visit here in my little corner of the blogosphere. Good for you and Tara starting a blog...that's aweseome! I'll be sure to pop by for a visit. Hope you're doing well! Love ya!

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  5. That's such a good reminder to all . Maybe we all are running too fast and leaving all little things on back. Such beautiful post :)

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  6. Thanks for the reminder!
    Found you from Aloha Friday

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  7. Great reminder :)
    I found you today at G'Day Saturday's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and say hello, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  8. Found you on Blog hop at Sincerely Paula - following you on GFC now.

    That is a great sentiment. I used to love to read to my kids. Unfortunately they are too old for that now, but I guess we will enjoy other things.

    Have a great night!

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  9. love this!
    such a precious moment (and photo). see, i miss you even more now!!! :)
    i love you,
    big mama t-head

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing another sweet post with me at my Say G'Day Saturday Party. It's always lovely checking in with you!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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