I love photos, I have way too many and want millions more. I also have a camcorder but rarely use it because I actually want to be in the special moments not just recording them. It is my New Years resolution to just experience the magic while it is happening, and it happens every day all around us, rather than being determined to capture, analyse, organise, predict or orchestrate. Let’s see how I go.
My favourite quote of the moment is “One day I will look back and smile, because this is life and I decided to live it”. This is so powerful. Everything we do in life, whether it is making a bed, washing the dishes, paying the bills, catching up with friends, going to work it is all life and we can decide how we approach it. Nothing is so serious that it is worth stress, worry, ulcers or heart attacks because one day you will look back and smile (hopefully). Don’t get me wrong, I am a stresser, when I have something to organise that I feel very responsible for I get myself into a frenzied state on the inside, and then when it works out I am euphoric, I burn a lot of emotional energy at those times, but it is always my desire to become more at peace at all times, but I have a long way to go (just ask my husband how I responded when driving home from Dubbo after Christmas only to almost run out of fuel at Condamine and the fuel station wasn’t going to be open until the next day, I was not at peace).
When my daughters were outside playing with bubbles it got me daydreaming, bubbles are captivating, as they float through the air reflecting all the beautiful colours of the world. I would like my life to be like a bubble; light, happy, free and beautiful right up until the day I go ‘pop’ – hopefully not literally. Just like bubbles, we never know when that day might be so it is so important to make the most of each wonderful day we have here on earth. I think it also helps to think of our children, spouses, parents, siblings and friends lives as bubbles. They might not always be here so we should make every effort to appreciate and enjoy them whenever we are with them. Not grab them and take control of them, because they will pop, but to stop and enjoy them completely. Bubbles are very much like magic moments, you can not capture them, their beauty is fleeting and can only be enjoyed right there and then.
So here is to 2012, a year of smiles, bubbles and magic moments.