When you get a 70 degree day on a weekend in November, it’s prudent to chuck the To Do list and play hookey from your chores.
Roger and I, on a whim, loaded up the kids and pretended we were tourists in our own city. We stopped at an urban park and let Tessa and Reed loose. It was a joyous and perfect moment for the do-ers and the observers (whose digestive tracts can no longer take such motion).
(Only 40 seconds).
It was free Fall fun. Now I have Tom Petty in my head.
Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
On the 4th Monday of each month we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join.The next Perfect Moment Monday event will be on December 26.
It’s a lazy Saturday, and an unseasonably warm one for mid-October. I’m taking advantage of the lazy part by reading a good book and taking an afternoon snooze. The others in my family are taking advantage of the gorgeous weather by heading outside.
I awake from my short nap to the sound of merriment outside the window. I see my husband, an amazing father, playing ball with our kids. I see my kids, healthy and hearty and exuberant, reveling in the moment with their dad. Now that I think about it, I’m having a perfect moment by observing my loved ones each having their perfect moments!
I love my house. I love my neighborhood. I love a good book and I love naps. I love my husband and my kids and I love that I have all this as just an ordinary moment on a beautiful October day.
Have you signed up yet for the book tour for Found: a Memoir by Jennifer Lauck?
The title is not because I’m a fan of Whitney (I’m so not), but because my very talented friend Mary Beth took our portraits this past weekend. It’s been three years since we’ve put on our Saturday best and had MB capture our family on film.
Err, in pixels.
Here’s one I can share in this space.
My family, my city.
Mary Beth Graff is an internationally renowned photographer (people fly her to weddings, yo!) who can be reached via her website. Some of my ColoBlogger friends have hired her and now would entrust their family moments to no one else.