Choose the Moment

choose the moment

Oh my word, y’all! How has it been over a week since I last wrote? I wish I could tell you it’s because I’ve been busy decorating for the holidays and I have some easy but awesome ideas to share … or because I was inspired to start sewing again … or because Scott had whisked me off for a week-long trip to the mountains. {A girl can dream, right?}

But really, all that’s been happening here is the same mundane stuff of life that you deal with also.

As I sit here looking out the window at the gorgeous fall foliage, I am reminded again how easy it is to let the days get away from me. How often I simply move from one task to the next without stopping to refocus and regroup.

choose the moment

Yesterday I shared on Not Quite Amish about choosing moments over mayhem during the holidays. But the truth is, it isn’t just during the Christmas season that I get distracted — it happens almost every day. Caught up in the grand juggling act of mom and homemaker and writer and friend and wife and whatever else, I can easily miss the moments that really matter because I’m so busy with the task at hand.

There’s a quote I love, “Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” It hangs on the wall in our living room, a visible reminder to slow down. An admonition to myself giving permission to live well.

life is not measured by the breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away

Perhaps your life is much like mine … a daily repetition of laundry, dishes, car line, and such. I get it. I know how easy it is to get lost in the mundane. But can I whisper something to your heart?

Choose the moment! In the midst of the chaos and crazy of life, choose to notice the glimpses of glory. Catalog the twinkle in your husband’s eyes as he laughs with your children. Breathe deeply the scent of sleeping children. Linger at the window watching the the clouds move.

Our lives are but a vapor … but within that vapor are countless moments to cherish and treasure and embrace.

Choose the moment!



What moment have you chosen lately?

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