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Friday, August 5, 2011

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty,
and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before,
and which shall never be seen again. [Ralph Waldo Emerson]


As I am finishing up my year in Oregon, trying to fit everything in, tying up loose ends and excitedly preparing for what is next, I have been trying to consciously focus on each moment even more. It is always a challenge to stay present, isn't it? I find it so easy to slip into thinking about things of the past or about what is to come in the future. I always have to keep the mantra of 'living in the present moment' at the forefront of my mind, as I have come to realize we miss so much of the present if we are always living in that way (past/future). Once I realize that I am actively doing just that--being here now--it is quite the wonderful thing. Hope you enjoy a great weekend wherever you are. Much love.


Links to Check Out:
The GOOD 30 Day Challenge for August : Unplug After 8pm
Perfect Inspiration for Perfect Summer Meals : A Round Up
Loved this Video from HelloGiggles : On Girl-Bashing Girls
Music for Summer Days: Mike's Days of Wine & Roses Playlist
Wonderful Project to Help Wildlife Hurt by BP Oil Spill (Thanks Emily!) : BirdProject Shop
You Are What You Eat: Fascinating Photo Project of What's in Your Fridge (Thanks Kate!)

4 comments:

Kayla Poole said...

LOVED that video on hellogiggles. So true.

la petite coquine said...

Thank you for this-I needed a little reminder to stay in the present. Things are pretty wonderful right now, and I'm missing some of it because I'm so damn excited about what comes next!

Mandy said...

Wow - that food project is absolutely fascinating!

Sarah Beth said...

Hi There! I really apprecaite all that you write, the quotes you include, and the heart of compassion, awareness, sensitivity and social change that always seems to shine through. Mindfulness is something that sums up so much and something I always strive for in my work, so I figured I would comment on this one :) Good luck with everything at Holstee...I will be following your adventures. Thanks for sharing parts of your soul! I believe when we do this, it can change the world.