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Capturing Cousins


  • Dr Seuss knew a thing a two, ‘Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.’ From the bathtub to birthdays, children are constantly enjoying life’s precious moments one day at a time. It’s these moments that deserve savoring; and likewise, serve as one of the easiest ways to add joy to our lives.
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  • Looking back at the entire year, I found myself tearing up and cherishing the simple captures — Beckam playing in the bedsheets or Gage with his drippy ice-cream cone. I resolved to keep my camera closer to capture more of the little everyday happenstances. It’s hard to swallow the fact that these opportunities will become less and less frequent once Gage starts school in the fall (Don’t get me started, I still don’t know what I’m going to do — it’s a weekly discussion and ugly cryfest I have with Husby). Time… It keeps ticking.
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  • I’ve been asked, ‘How are you so positive all the time?’
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  • The answer is, I’m not 100% of the time. But I do believe one of the easiest ways to be happy is slow down, simplify, and pay attention to the details of life: the hues in a sunset, smooth melty chocolate, the smell of fresh laundry. By doing so, the moment becomes meaningful. We’re present in it. Savoring it. Living it — to totally and openly participate in the simplicity of the here and now.
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  • I’m learning to savor the sound of things: The giggles of two brothers playing hide-in-seek. The little voice that sings ‘I am a Child of God’ before bed. The pitter-patter of slipper jammies running into my bedroom eager for good morning kisses. Yes, even the crashing of toy cars into the walls. To make sure to really hear it and appreciate it.
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  • If we’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one we’re in? After all, when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.

 


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