....it goes so fast doesn't it?
I find the more years I gather behind me, the more I try and savour things.
It pays to just press the pause button on the remote of life once in a while, to just savour a moment......and remember it.
Big Bear and Middle Bear were born within 14 months of each other. Big Bear was two and a half pounds at birth, and Middle Bear was nine pounds at birth. People mistook them for twins. Life was hectic.......hard going.....and exhausting when they were young. They each had their own problems and I found I went through their early years, just 'getting though it'. I realised that when they hit 4 and 5, I had never really stopped to savour and remember what they were like as toddlers. It became all a bit of a blur. When Baby bear came along, I told myself that I was going to savour every moment.....even the tough ones. It's easier these days I suppose. We have every easy gadget available for recording moments of our lives. No phones with cameras and video recording devices in those days. Actually, no digital cameras either. Just blurry film shots. Blogs too, to record images and memories. It's so much easier these days to stop, savour.......and remember.
Just the little things can bring happines. Lazy sunday brunch. A moment in time. Pots of endless coffee, with its beautiful warming aroma, wafting throughout the house. Strong tea too, in huge cups to wash down ciabatta bacon rolls with scrambled eggs. Hearing children running about throughout the house, laughing.......bickering too. Crochet blankets, their soft ripples cosy to the touch. Feeling all of my senses are heightened and satisfied with all that is going on around me. Ever feel that? That one moment, maybe fleeting, when you feel utterly satisfied with life?
Feeling lucky to have what I have. I don't have a big house, fancy car or pots of money.......but I feel rich. Riches aren't measured in how much money you have. I have my health and my family. I'd say that's a pretty rich life.....and I am taking nothing for granted. At this moment I am happy and content.
A lazy sunday I want to savour........and remember.