15 May

2012-07-02 11.07.09

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes,Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear.Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes,how do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.In five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes,how do you measure, a year in the life?-Seasons of Love, Rent

I really love those lyrics. I know I’ve used them in my blog before but they just never get old and it’s a reminder that life is short and time just ticks away. How do we measure a year in the life? I’ve been crazy busy the past few weeks with work and the upswing of kids activities that I really haven’t had time to think. As I sat to write a blog the thought crossed my mind that nothing significant happened this week, just a regular, busy week, but I really had to stop for a moment because that wasn’t true. Life happened this week. A friend’s dad passed away a couple weeks ago and I was able to meet up with him and give him a hug in person, my daughter was inducted into the honors society and got an award for awesome grades, my youngest son had a baseball game and pitched a no hitter for two innings straight, I met some fantastic new people through work, and I worked out and finalized plans to reunite with great friends once again in Chicago soon. Looking back, it was an ordinary week with extraordinary moments. Did you catch that? Moments. A smile, eye contact, a hug, a good night’s sleep…all moments that when put together make an extraordinary week if you open your eyes to see it. I spoke to another cancer survivor today who was told just recently that she was cancer free. She said that she’s tired from all the treatments and she’s nervous about cancer returning in the future but she’s ok, ‘it is what it is’ (recall I really don’t like that phrase, but it’s true some times). She is now more focused on quality of life instead of quantity of life…Amen to that. Do you measure your life in inches, miles, sunsets, cups of coffee? Take in the moments or you just might miss out. Each passing moment becomes the past!Anna166

Today I wear Laura Mercier Lip Glace’ in Wildflower which is like a hot pink/red. I LOVE these glosses! They are packed with color and are super moisturizing but not sticky at all. This color is great for spring and summer. Some of the colors are more sheer but this one is not and seems to be more long lasting on me but without the dry factor. Be a wildflower and seize the day! Cheers!

4 Responses to “Moments”

  1. Jo Heroux May 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    Be a wildflower…I love that idea. I have always bloom wherever I was planted, so wild flowers do speak to me.
    As you know, I live in the moment nearly every moment of my life. What I’m finding during this extended non-spring weather is that my moments are being filled with non-productivity. I am very relaxed. Very lazy. Totally unmotivated. And yet, I’m happy. Only problem seems to be that my to do list is getting VERY long.
    Gotta get this house ready for selling. With sun comes motivation! I hope.

    • Anna May 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      I’m with you Jo! All about the non-productivity…rain and cold, burst of sun, then rain and cold again! I do love the wildflower…grow where no one thought you could 🙂
      Happy Spring!

  2. Karen Taylor May 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    You are so wise. If only we would all slow down to appreciate the moments in life.

    • Anna May 16, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      Thank you Karen!

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