Saturday, April 9, 2016

JOIN: Cherishing Beautiful Moments


Every Saturday, join me as I CELEBRATE This Week 
with Ruth Ayres from Discover. Play. Build.


Gosh I love this weekly celebration post. It's freeing to sit down at my computer and think I can write about whatever I want to write about. I always end up reflecting upon my week and thinking about the ups and down. Life ebbs and flows for me. I've posted before about how I would love to have a daily routine but it doesn't seem to work right now. We have lots of routines but not a consistent daily routine. But that's okay. I think for me, having the change and moving from one thing to the next helps me have balance. Whether I like it or not, I jump to different projects depending on what seems to fit my mood. 

But this weekly check in, a time to pause and appreciate the flow, helps me recognize the movement - whether I'm focusing on my blog or my novel or a presentation - I'm making progress in some way. And that feels great. It helps that the house is quiet and the puppy is sleeping! 
At work, I have a jar of little pieces of paper in it with some notes on them. I started this after reading Flow magazine. It came with little tear out cards so I could write down "Beautiful Moments" from my day. I found them at work and was reading them the other day...and as I sat here thinking about what to write, I remembered I have a little container of them here too!

So here it is!

Here's a Beautiful Moment from the fall: Little Bean and I colored his turkey to look like Darth Vader. He said he loved it and said I'm the best!

And another: Watching Peanut do math homework, trying hard, showing what he knows. He's so big!

I remember those moments but it helped to see the words written down to take me back to those moments. Maybe you'll start a jar of Beautiful Moments. It's a nice way to pause during the day and appreciate a Beautiful Moment and then great to be able to go back and cherish. 

Today I'm celebrating the power of reflection, how I love to stop and pause, how appreciating Beautiful Moments now and later is a wonderful thing. 


What are some beautiful moments you might celebrate this week? 

I've got (virtual) confetti at the ready. 
Thanks for stopping in to explore with me!

4 comments:

  1. That container of cards is so eye-catching. Great way to pause and reflect on moments to celebrate!

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  2. This is the first time I've been to this new website! I love your Beautiful Moments cards!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your beautiful moments! I have gotten out of the habit. I need to change that. Maybe I'll go and write one right now. Thanks for the nudge!

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  4. Great celebrations this week, Jen. It's great to be able to pause, reach into your jar, and remember something good. Here's to many more celebrations to come!

    Jennifer

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