“I know I can’t make time slow down, can’t hold our life as it is in a freeze frame or slow my children’s inexorable journeys into adulthood and lives of their own. But I can celebrate those journeys by bearing witness to them, by paying attention, and, perhaps most of all, by carrying on with my own growth and becoming. Now it dawns on me that the only way I can figure out what I’m meant to be doing is to try to understand who I’m meant to be…I will not waste this life, not one hour, not one minute. I will not take for granted the blessing of our being here…I will give thanks…”
Katrina Kenison, The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother’s Memoir
It’s Sunday. For many people this means a day of rest. A day of family. A day of focusing on what is really important in our lives. Our lives are all around — the laundry that needs to be done, the dishes in the sink, the to-do list still undone, the children bickering, the clock ticking. We can wish it all away or we can accept that it is the ordinary moments that build a life. I have spent so much of my life missing what was right in front of me because I was focusing too much on what was ahead and what was behind. I was too busy dreaming about life to actually live it.
Aren’t we, as scrapbookers, supposed to be those that enjoy life? That want to preserve it? But how often do we miss it in the midst of school supplies, financial worries, and mopping floors. Life: it’s right in front of us. Let us take that desire we have to live life and capture it on our scrapbook pages and focus on really living it.
Enjoy this seven minute video and may it bless you and your ordinary day.