Maybe it's because I am getting older, but I tend to try and remember special things more often. I am also trying to remember to enjoy the moments more often. Yesterday when Angie came over and we were watering her pumpkin plants, I remembered growing a garden with all my kids when they were little, they loved watching it grow and so does Angie. Now I would love to tell you that we have a big huge garden of a million things, but we don't. We have tomatoes, corn, herbs and pumpkins.
Angie and I painted Pumpkin signs to let everyone know where the Pumpkins are. She and her Poppa take good care of the plants. I love watching her be so excited and talk about how big her pumpkins are going to be for Halloween!
They say that being a grandparent is more fun because you have more time, I think that is true plus, you are older and realize what is REALLY IMPORTANT now. You aren't as caught up in the daily stress of life, quite as much as when you were a younger mom. Maybe because of my cancer, maybe because of my age? But whatever it is, I am just grateful to remember and enjoy this little ( but, oh so important ) moments. Life is all about our choices.
I hope today that you try to slow down enough to remember the little important things and that you truly enjoy the moment. Thanks for always being there for me and my family.
Things to Remember
Your life was a gift to the world, take that gift and use it wisely. You are unique and one of a kind, no one else is quite like you. You can make your life be anything you want it to be. Remember to take one day at a time.
Count your blessings, not your troubles. You will make it through whatever comes along. Within you are so many answers. Understand, have courage, be strong.
Do not put limits on yourself. So many dreams are waiting to be realized. Decisions are too important to leave to chance. Reach for your peak, your goal and you prize.
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying. The longer one carries a problem the heavier it gets. Do not take things too seriously. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
Remember that a little love goes a long way. Remember that a lot of love … goes on forever. Remember that friendship is a wise investment. Life’s treasure are people together.
Realize that it is never too late. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Have hearth and hope and happiness. Take the time to wish upon a start.
and most importantly do not forget …. not even for a second just how special you are!