Perfect Moment Monday is more about noticing a perfect moment than about creating one. Perfect moments are just waiting to be observed, and can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
We gather here once a week to engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world, if only for a, well, a moment. Everyone is welcome to join. Details on how to participate are at the bottom of this post, complete with bloggy bling.
Now, here’s mine.
I’ve been on bloggy vacation for a very long time — nearly 2 weeks (14 in blog-years). We’ve been at my in-laws, an Internet-less household, so it was fortuitous that I pre-posted a few blurbs before we left for vacation. I’ve been able to read but not comment on other blogs, through my handheld.
Now if I can just fit my lazy a$$ back in the saddle.
I rediscovered reading. Not reading blogs, but reading a novel. A BIG novel. I’m about 400 pages into Wally Lamb’s The Hour I First Believed. Riveting, truly. Man, that guy is a gifted storyteller. I’ve missed meals and bedtime all week just to squeeze in a few pages. And my kids have been quite neglected.
But no worries, thanks to what amounts to my perfect moment(s) for the week. Remember my recent rant on the hype of Christmas and the resulting emptiness? Well, my children each received only 2 gifts. One from Santa and one from Grandma and Grandpa. You might think they’d feel deprived, but the minima seems to have had the opposite effect. Instead, they seem fulfilled. They have played with Indiana Jones Legos and Baby Coo-a-lot (an off-brand baby that just murmurs pleasantly) non-stop and copacetically (a word from the novel that I’m trying out) for 3 days.
Hence, I have read a half a book and halfway fixed a computer. Enough to get this post up before we head home.
Be sure to follow the other stories/links because as we know, perfect moments can be found in giving and receiving comments. So how about you plant some Perfect Moment seeds and know they’ll grow?
Once you make a Perfect Moment post, you are qualified to place this button on your blog.
Now. What Perfect Moment have you recently been aware of?
Read about these perfect moments had by these people. Get to know someone new today: