Every moment counts...


Dear ones, I'd like to ask you a question....

Are you living in the moment?  Really living in the moment?  I pose this question because I feel it's an immensely important one.  Not so long ago I would have answered quite confidently "yes", but I would have been wrong. 

How do you know if you're truly living in the moment?  Sometimes giving an example is the best form of explanation.  Let me share a true story of a day in my life, a moment in time.  This is an ordinary scene.  It turns into an extraordinary scene.  That's what I want in my life...ordinary which I turn into extraordinary, even for the most simple moments...

Ron and I are standing in a parking lot.  He is standing in front of me, facing me.  We're talking about an everyday little bit of nothing.  The light shifts, sunshine breaks free from cloud cover.  Ron squints slightly against the sun, at the same time he smiles at something I've just said.

Before:  I think to myself, "He looks so handsome. I love when he gets that expression on his face.  I love him."  We get in the truck and drive off.

Now:  I think to myself, "He looks so handsome..." Then I throw my arms around his neck and say, "I love you."

An ordinary fleeting, little moment in time turns into a magical, cherished little moment in time.  The feelings that result from the "Now" moment are priceless.  It's now something I'll never forget, and Ron is moved (as well as slightly surprised).  Never underestimate the element of surprise :).  More importantly, he feels loved.

Let me ask you again...Are you living your life in the moment?  I hope with all my heart that you are, in every aspect of your life.  The results will change your life. 

Love yourself and live in the moment.

Thank you for stopping by, sweet friends.
And thank you for sharing this moment with me...xo



Waterrose said...

Such an appropriate post...starting out the year. Hugs to you.

Sherry said...

Yes. I. Am. I cannot tell you the exact moment in time when my life changed so that I live in the moment. But it did, it's an extraordinary gift you give yourself and the ones you love.

A beautiful post, truly.

Dennice {Fringe} said...

Thank you, lovelies. I so appreciate your comments. They mean a great deal to me. I do know that you both understand what living in the moment really means.

Much love!
xo xo

brock street said...

thank you for the reminder sis!

i will admit i am not. the weight of life, work, projects tends to muddy my ability to slow down and take the moments in.

this is top priority and your usual words/thoughts of wisdom hit home.

love you

Dennice {Fringe} said...

Bro ~ your comment has sort of broken my heart a little bit. I know your world is crazy busy, but you must stop each day to cherish a moment. Listen to sissy :)

I love you!

brock street said...

hey honey bun!
don't fret, you have "awakened" the urgency of this.
so much to be thankful for and am remembering to take it in.
your the best!!

24 Corners said...

Such a beautiful post D...your story about R was very sweet. I think I always try to appreciate the now...life does get in the way sometimes though, but that seems to be when we need the 'now' the most...you've given us something to truly be aware of...thank you!
xo J~

ps...I was in the "now" when I sent you that little something, and I'll try to refrain from a repeat...I can't promise...but I'll try! ;)

Good Girls Studio said...

What a lovely reminder (that I soo desperately needed to hear)! XoXo

Sarah said...

What a great thing to remember...Thanks for the little reminder. It's so easy to fall into the humdrum routine of life, and forget what is important. Thank you.


Ivy Lane said...

I am so glad I took this "moment" to come and read this post.... thanks for this wonderful reminder..I shall go hunt down my husband and share a moment with him right now!!!!!


Dennice {Fringe} said...

brock street ~ i love you, bro, and i miss you like a limb! xoxo

J ~ honestly, dear heart, you are just so aware and sensitive to all the beautiful things in life. i believe you understand what it means to live in the moment very well. you're such a treasure!

and i'll be in touch soon...:)


Good Girls Studio ~ hi, darling dear! i'm so glad you stopped by. forgive me for not being better at visiting your beautiful blog! i hope you have the best of everything in 2011!


Sarah ~ welcome, sweetheart! thank you so much for visiting me. i'm delighted you are a new follower and i have begun following your lovely blog too. i look forward to our new "friendship"...thank you for your wonderful comment.


Ivy Lane ~ you are such a love! hey, did you find that husband of yours...? :)

thank you for being a ray of sunshine every time you visit. i cherish your comments.

i hope the new year brings you and yours every happiness, dear one...