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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Live

But the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this.
I did not live in the moment enough.
This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three of them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4 and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night.
I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed.  I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.” 
~Anna Quindlen
May we all find ourselves indulging not in the luxury of things but in the ever fleeting moments of our lives......engaging, being present, making eye contact, breathing and drinking it all in.
Before we know it,  this 15th day of December turns into 2012 .....
Make each day count and not be hurried through.
Enjoy your Christmastime and celebration of God With Us~

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