The Gift of an Ordinary Day
Friday March 12, 2010see more by jen
My girlfriend Pam emailed me this You Tube video this week by an author named Katrina Kenison from her book, “The Gift of an Ordinary Day.” Pam never forwards anything, so when I received this link with this intro, “If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s worth every second. XO” I had no choice but to watch!
And, it was worth every second. It really got me. I haven’t stopped thinking about it. This time in life, of having an 8 month old baby and a 3 years and 9 month old preschooler, although tremendously challenging and exhausting some most days, is not going to last for long.
I have tried to appreciate the little moments of the last couple “ordinary” days… my girls in the bath together splashing and giggling, nursing my baby to sleep tonight and (oh my gosh, this is making me tear up again!) holding her little hand, watching my oldest daughter sit with me at the bank today with her legs crossed copying me. These moments are fleeting. And priceless.
So, grab your coffee and take 7 minutes and 38 seconds out of your busy lives to watch and reflect.
At the risk of getting too corny, but I love it so please humor me…I would love to hear any special moments you have slowed down to appreciate as a result.
Happy weekend everyone…make sure to enter all this week’s fun giveaways and I will see you back on Monday! xoxo Jen