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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Simple Moments~

A full week, but one which was full of simple smiling moments...

Hearing laughter echoing  up the stairs while kiddos and their cousins played a game during a visit.

             A first cup of hot coffee right after a cold run in the early morning.

                      Shopping with Molly-girl and buying shoes together.

Sipping wine with a good friend.

                                   My dog smiling up at me when I drive into the driveway.

No bills in the mailbox for 3 days straight.

                      A 2000 piece puzzle nearing completion.

             Coming out of the car wash with a clean car...if only for a few miles;)

Ben telling me excitedly about his 2 goals made during a hockey game and that he received an award for most Most Valuable Player.

                                                       Getting a text from my 18 year old telling me he loves me.

Emptying the laundry basket and having it stay empty....if only for a few hours;)

         Signing up for another marathon and 
having Corben high~fiving me that I did so.

Crawling into a bed with clean sheets and falling asleep 
within seconds after a very long day.

Simple moments that made this week full and precious.

Make sure to bank every single sweet moment. 
~Priceless investments~

Have a wonderful new week ahead, friends.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tell me....

Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
~Mary Oliver
"The Summer Day"

I feel restless.

A type of restless one feels before something big is about to happen.....

Similar to the feeling I get before a big race...a nervousness that I do not want this to happen...yet this is the one thing I've been working up to for days and weeks and months. 
And years.
And no matter how nervous I am...I wouldn't turn around and walk away from it for the world.

Maybe there's a restlessness because spring is coming and I can feel it in how the daylight lingers longer around the supper hour.....
or the snow seems different on a run. {Some days there is actually a mud puddle to run through!}

Or maybe?
 It's that I am finally seeing a light to all the things I have been trying to muddle through for so very long.
It's not all understood yet...but I can actually see beyond the curve in the trail.

I am thrilled.

Ecstatic over the fact that I no longer feel the need to turn back.
The tree-lined trail doesn't scare me anymore.
Neither do the bends in the road...the unseen corners.

This wild and crazy life we live is just that.
Wild and crazy.
Some live it beyond the wild...I feel I often live it by crazy.

Life can be wild, crazy, precious....
a learning ground.

I finally realize it as such.

And I will take the restless...
as I know it's leading me to where I need to be.

Live today.
It's part of your one wild and precious life.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mountain Exploration~

I am learning that Exploring the Mountain is better than letting it Overtake me.

~Have a wonderful weekend everyone!~