Yesterday I spent the day with my mom not only in celebration of Mothers Day but also to spend time with her. It was a wonderful day of talking, laughing and simply being silly. It became a moment of time that I froze in my mind as time simply flies by to fast and life really is about living and absorbing your moments. I share above a picture of my mom and I years ago at my favorite place growing up, York Beach Maine. I have many fond memories of growing up there in my youth. This moment captured has so many meanings to me and I treasure each and everyone.
Yesterday in class I focused with my students on taking in life as if you would a beautiful sunrise or sunset. Really tap into the moment and the senses, let it absorb like a sponge. Even if you heard that same story from a loved one over and over, treasure that as there will come a time that we won't hear those same stories and we will find that we will once again be yearning for them. I shared in class my freeze frame moment with my YiaYia's (grandmother). She had an amazing love for pastry specifically the "bismark". I always brought over goodies for her when I was at the house. One particular day I brought over 5 Bismarks for her to enjoy . I went into another room to work on some things in the house for her and when I returned....(drum roll pls)... all 5 Bismarks were gone!!! Yup! her answer.... the cream would go bad and she couldn't waste them!! lol!!! To this day I still giggle at that story. As I stood in the bakery yesterday before teaching, low and behold, they had bismarks. That story came to mind, I giggled in line and along with buying my bread guess what... I bought a Bismark. ;) So remember as you celebrate not only Mother's Day but life daily, to take in your moments with everyone you encounter in your life as they really are special and unforgettable.
- May your day be happy, loving and sparkly-