Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Embracing Life...Cherish Even THIS Moment


Awhile back, my friend, SomeGirl, posted about the purpose of her blog.  She has a very clear vision and purpose, and it fits wonderfully with her blog.  (That's the point of having a purpose statement, right?)  She made me think about this blog of mine,  (she's always making me think, and I love her for it...)  and the only thing I could think of in my purpose for it is that it's for me  to whine to think about how I'm trying to balance things in my life so that the important things keep from getting neglected.  I don't want it to be all about me.  I want it to have a larger purpose, and I hope that something from it helps someone else out somewhere along the way.  But I've been at a loss as to figuring out just how to do that.

Until this weekend, that is.  Several things all happened that helped me realize what I really want this blog to focus on. (And I started to write out all the details, but it was just going to be waaaayyyy to long for you to read, assuming anyone is reading, right?  So, I'll just skip to the point.  If you really care to know the details, I'll be happy to share them, just ask.) 

I want this to be about EMBRACING LIFE.  Cherishing each and every moment, no matter how big or small, awesome or awful.  Yes, even THIS moment, when my kids are screaming at each other, and making an awful mess, and getting-on-my-very-last-nerve.  THAT moment is as important as all the good ones.   Because it's the not-so-great moments that show us the true beauty and miracles of the great moments.  

Life can end, or change radically, in an instant...
for me, for you, or for someone we love. 

Life is a gift.  

Don't waste it.



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7 comments:

SomeGirl said...

I'm reading! And I'm DYING to hear ALL the details! Let's get together? ♥ Michelle

Shell said...

Yes, let's get together! Boys are going to Nana's, but let me know if you want to go walk at the pointe....or just have a non-coke! :) Miss you.

megan said...

dude! details! :)

Shell said...

Okay, okay...details... Briefly...

Mostly, it's just realizing how OLD I am getting...man it sneaks up on you when you're not looking...

Ashley turned 15 and is learning how to drive. I'm shocked that I can remember being there the day she was born and time has gone by so fast. I'm sad that her mama isn't here to see it. I can't help but think that she would be making a HUGE HUGE HUGE deal out of it. I miss her.

Ethan is going to be in 3rd grade, Nick is already tall enough to touch the bottom of the pool when it seems literally like just last month when we moved here and Ethan could barely do that.

Doing a yoga book study.... positive attracts positive, negative attracts negative....nothing new, but makes me think I want to look at life in a good light, instead of thinking about the crappy parts all the time.

Michelle said...

I love that you've found your inspiration! And I love your new theme, Embracing Life!

I'm super happy for you, b/c I know that is a great feeling.

m :)

HL said...

Loving your details!! It's so cool to share the Love of Christ and how we walk with Him. So glad another blogger inspired you!
Hugs, HL
hljourney.wordpress.com

Shell said...

Thanks HL! Your wonderful comments started my day off yesterday in an amazing way. Can't thank you enough!