You may be wondering what in the world this photo has to do with this post. (I see now that it looks like I took it on the floor…*face palm*… we have tile countertops, and I just took it at an awkward angle. Oops. #Amateur) Well, I shared this photo on my instagram a few days ago, but I didn’t share the moment behind it. Thomas had the day off (which are my absolute favorite days in the whole entire universe), we got to be lazy all morning and eat pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls (yes it’s a thing, yes they’re amazing, and yes you need them in your life stat), and it just sparked a lot of thinking for me.
Thinking on how short + fragile life is. Thinking about how I’ve allowed things that don’t truly matter to have a higher priority than the things that do in my life. So thus this post — here’s a peek inside my brain over the past three days.
These are a few little reminders I want to remind myself on a daily basis. This is how I want to live. Maybe they’ll speak to you, too:
– It’s okay to cry every single day. And it’s okay for others to see you cry everyday. It’s okay to be vulnerable with those around you, especially those you love.
– It’s okay to let yourself go and be totally and completely immersed in the moment at hand. It’s actually best to live life this way. I want to learn to live each moment this way.
– Be nice to everyone. You never know what battle someone is fighting. Be kind. Show mercy. Smile. A lot.
– Hold hands. Holding hands is nice.
– Don’t nag. Who cares if the clothes are piled on the floor. Who cares if the dishes have yet to be done. Who cares in the grand scheme of things? It will get done. Eventually. For now, let it be.
– Write thank you notes. And letters. Real, handwritten, stamped-and-mailed letters.
– Pray. Give thanks in everything and every situation.
– Don’t be flaky. Make lunch plans. Dinner plans. Hey-I-haven’t-seen-you-in-forever-and-I-miss-you plans. Spend real time with people.
– Say “I love you” often. It’s the most important thing in life.
At the end of the day, life is short, and all we have are the fleeting moments that make it what it is. Life is too precious, too fleeting, and too short to spend it any other way than enjoying now. Because now is all we truly have.
What are some of your little reminders?