The rains gave way to a brilliant day yesterday;
and then it happened…
Friends that finally coordinated schedules; threw caution to the wind, abdicated those responsibilites of the grasses that need mowing, the papers that need attention, the needs of others that seem to always take precident over letting the good times roll
and the stress win out over
fun and splashes and just
overall great times.
it was a day for just being
and not doing
a day for those who matter so very much yet who you see not enough
what a fabulous day it was!
A day of calling the
Eagle, of splashing in the water,
of even doing the
ANNUAL flip from the bow of the boat!
Oh my … I’ve still got it!
The music never sounded better,
the sun never brighter, the clouds never more full and the sky never bluer.
It was a day of days,
and stress was not a part of anyone’s vocabulary, nor were the needs or wants of anyone else in the world.
Can you even imagine?
And that Eagle?
WE were watched over
and she was majestic!
We whet our breaths and said a prayer for
Thomas O’Brien and his mom
Debbie Koenig out in Texas
and thanked our Eagle
for watching over them and us
Talk about being watched over
how bout that Eagle?
We laughed til we cried,
we sang like we were stars,
we jumped from the boat into the waters that were so refreshing
and floated around on noodles
when not showing off our expert skills of falling off our noodles
Oh but mostly we enjoyed the time of being with each other
of family of choice
and how blessed that we are to have each other and this time.
Of course we also talked alot about that fact that we don’t take the time as often as we once did to enjoy the brilliance of days like yesterday.
Each promising to do better about that!
Seems that so many take time for everyone else, we get so busy doing for others that we then have no time for self or those we really want and need to be with.
The time that we call our own,
is then spent in the catching up at home or obligations that we feel necessary to get done.
In doing just that,
we miss those times and those we so love, those rare and precious moments to be, to see, smell, touch
It is those times that we forge new and marvelous memories, hear our laughter, taste our tears
and renew for all that we do in the week, months, years.
Folks work hard,
we use our bodies, our hearts, our minds …
We have to take the time to use our souls and take the time
So many moments,
so many clouds are dancing and wanting us to dance along with them, to splash into the waters
Now of course this was a moment of being “my best self”;
Here I decided to photograph my family rather than run and jump at both of them knocking them back into the lake.
It was a hard decision, I have to tell ya!
Oh the times we had.
You almost got to see a you tube of my annual flip from the boat,
Laura in her efforts of recording
*messed it up* not once but twice
and by then
my flip had dipped
and the moment gone!
perhaps spirit was protecting me from embarrassment!
The day ended as beautifully as it began,
with a strong lesson left that we cannot put off what is so necessary to our well-being with days like this.
The waters are so healing, laughter so beneficial
and family of choice so rare and such a blessed gift.
May you have a marvelous week;
and be thinking about how you are going to celebrate you over the week-end… by taking the time!
YOU ARE WORTH IT
Walk in Beauty
- Alison Redford makes a splash at Edmonton pride parade (photos) (calgaryherald.com)
- Summer music splash! (musicforlittlelearners.wordpress.com)
- Photographing Disney World: Laughin’ and Splashin’ at Disney’s Splash Mountain (mouzekateerz.com)