Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Seize the day

Happy Wednesday friends~  It is outdoor Wednesday and after I walk Hunter, we are having a girlfriend over who is bringing her sweet little "teddy-bear" bichon mix named Winnie to play. Hunter and Winnie are fast friends and Winnie is even more submissive and shy than Hunter, but I know they'll have a wonderful time running in the yard-hopefully pics to follow.
Last night hubby & I were talking with some friends about the new cars that are coming out etc. and I found myself saying things like "when our ship comes in" regards to purchases down the road.  We all have these conversations about what we will do when-you fill in the blank..."the economy improves, the real estate market goes back up etc etc.".  Later on, while trying to drift off to sleep I realized that my motto over the last five years has been to adopt an attitude of gratitude and to find contentment daily; however when I thought about my comments, it didn't sound like that to me.  I also remembered again, that when we focus to much into the future-when things are easier, better, we have more ________, I am missing so many blessings that are right in front of me today.  I don't know what my time frame on this earth will be and I don't want to miss any joy because I'm waiting and hoping that next year, something will be different.  I just heard about a dear blogging friend who passed away last week from cancer and I can tell you that yesterday my heart was breaking for the family of this friend and for those of us in cyberspace who had grown to love Kary.  I know that her husband would give everything he has to bring her back and so many understand this because they have walked through this journey.  I don't want regrets that I should have told someone that I loved them, I should have spent more time with them, I should have slowed down enough to let them know how much they mean to me.  I guess you might say I am again looking at how perishable we all are and realizing that each hour is a gift; we need to use it wisely. 
In case I haven't told you I love you and value your being in my life, consider yourself told!
Hugs, Noreen


  1. Thank you, Noreen. I think we all need to be reminded to live in the present. I, too, often find myself thinking-well, as soon as this is over I will do this...or that. I should be grabbing every moment and living it to its fullest. Love you, too- xo Diana

  2. Yep, true words. I remind MOM every now and then that our ship is here right now, so hop on and lets take a ride.

  3. What a beautiful post, Noreen, and so true, Thank you for reminding us of what really is important. My thoughts and prayers will be with your friend's family.

  4. Thank you Noreen for your convicting reminder. We must daily commit to finding joy in the journey, rather than only wishing for the next destination!
    Have a blessed day!

  5. I need to be reminded of this daily, I forget so easily that life can change in a moment. Life each day as if t were your last

  6. What a wonderful reminder! In the hustle and bustle of life it is too easy to forget to treasure each and every moment. Thanks for sharing!

  7. And a big hug right back to you, for this beautiful post! You are so right, it is easy to slip into what might be someday.... and right here and now is where I want to remain, counting my own blessings!

    Thanks for the good reminder. :)

  8. Hope Winnie and Hunter had a wonderful playdate! Happy Wednesday!

  9. Oh Noreen, your grateful heart shines through all the time! I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know her. I am sorry to say. What a shame.

  10. Oh Noreen, this is such a beautiful post!! Many of us feel the same way, but we just don't take the time out of our busy lives to sit down and actually realize what it is we are missing. Love you too!!! So, so thankful you are in my life. Hugs to you and Hunter!!


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