"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." - Rabindranath Tagore
Time is flying by quickly this summer, or so it seems. But really, I’m always feeling that way. Some days pass by dreadfully slow. Others, they speed past quickly and I’m left in the dust wondering where June has gone.
The conclusion I’ve come to: I need to stop counting so much. Stop counting days, commenting on time passing. I need to get to living.
The quote above struck me—what an epiphany. Not months but moments.
In the last two weeks, I’ve had a lot of good moments. GREAT moments. Time spent doing new things and surrounded by good people. Somehow, I’ve managed to convince myself that I’m restless. I keep wishing for more and counting down till the next big thing.
And yes, there are so many good things coming, dear readers. But really, so many good things have already happened this year. Big, grand adventures aren’t the only things worth noticing. I forget that.
So here’s to the small moments: spending a day exploring my city with an unexpected visitor, lying in the grass in the Common with my guy after a workday, walks in the park discussing life, last minute trips out of the city, the warm weather and sun on my face, learning new things at work with too-good-to-be-true coworkers. Life is good, folks. I can’t/shouldn’t/won’t forget that.
Happy Friday, friends. I have a lot to tell you and show you from my recent adventures. I’ll catch up, I promise. For now, I leave you with a few things:
Here’s what I am loving, reading, and remembering this week:
- Design Mom: Oh, this blog is TOO COOL. Gabrielle Blair is a designer and mother of 6 (6!), currently living with her family in the French countryside. Just because! Her posts are always inspiring and uplifting. Her children even have their own online tv series: Olive Us. I’m a daily reader there.
- The Power of Positive Clothes: What if someone told you everyday when you woke up, “It’s time to get up and get dressed to go dreaming!” What would you wear?
- Positive Thinking: 7 Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day: Avoid those terrible days where you end up wallowing in unhappiness (we all have ‘em!) by remembering these 7 things.
- Every Secret Thing: A novel by Susanna Kearsley. Another historical fiction piece, but this time it’s a mystery. Enjoyable read.
Whatever time I’ve got left in this world is time enough, if I just get out there and live it.
Have a wonderful weekend! I’m off to Chinatown for lunch to have my first Dim Sum experience. A.’s sister and her boyfriend are in town, so a weekend of exploring and eating is in order. We might even go see Brave tonight. I love this life!