Saturday, November 29, 2014

Daily Resolutions: Day 2 - Savor the moment

I think this is the first time I've been on my blog two days in a row in a long time! It's the small victories.

Yesterday, my resolution was to stay loved. How did that go? I think pretty well. I sat in my favorite coffee shop up the street for 3 hours, and it was magnificently therapeutic. First off, 3 hours in a coffee shop. Is there anything better? I sat with my blog, debating whether or not to switch platforms, to switch up the layout, or to not do anything. After perusing some blogs for inspiration, I only ended up getting discouraged about what my blog was and what I wanted it to be, if anything. I've never been one to broadcast to the masses. Is this just a meandering effort?

It was at this point that I decided to go through all of my old posts. I have to tell you, I fell in love with my blog again. I fell in love with my initial desires and excitement, and with my voice that came through each post. I think I needed that to appreciate that I've been doing this since October of 2011, which now that I think of it, is a long time for me. I started to get new ideas for my blog, and I think I will eventually change the layout. I haven't gotten to the point of switching platforms, because that's a lot of work that I don't want to think about right now. But I'm thinking something fresh regardless. The point of this blog is process my genuine thoughts about life, and to hopefully give new insight and meaning to not only myself, but others who decide to stumble upon this.

Today's resolution is to savor the moment. As Shauna Niequist says in her book Cold Tangerines, "...this is what I'm finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way." I love that thought, and I mentioned it in yesterday's post as well. If you haven't read that book, I highly recommend it as well as Bittersweet. Shauna has a writing style that draws you in with wonderfully descriptive stories that make you feel like you're there, and a genuine, bright humor about life.

Because really, this is it in the best possible way. It's creamy peanut butter sandwiches at midnight, with the cool linoleum underfoot and the realization that you're alive. It's riding the elevator with pleasant strangers, and walking out the door as friends. It's meeting the sweet older receptionist of my building and having her say "now I know who you are and where you belong". Right now I am sitting on my couch with a cup of my momma's homemade triple chocolate mint hot chocolate. Even just typing that sentence made me smile. :) I hope that you find moments today to savor, friends. Because today, this is it! Love you all.

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