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Making Memories

I missed our Monday blog post. Sorry about that. I got carried away in making memories. My husband and I woke our kids and told them that we came down with a serious case of Disneyitis. It was very serious and we needed to go to Disneyland; not school today. By now, everyone knows that Disneyland is my happiest place. But truth be told, the best part of the entire day was surprising my kids, and making memories.

We spend so much of our lives stressing on the past and worrying about the future. But what about today? Today is special. It will never happen again. We don't need parties, vacations or even Disneyland to make a day special. Eat dinner as a picnic on the floor or build a fort or go run in the rain. Maybe we are too busy just "surviving" each day to be worried about making memories. But how cool would it be if we could change our perception from surviving to thriving? Don't add any more work per se but add fun, spontaneity, laughter, dance, play. You won't remember whether the dishes got done or the laundry was folded. But you will remember belly laughs, deep hugs and living in the moment. I speak to myself right now as I can be a creature of routine and productivity. But the best thing I can produce is a day that was lived fully alive, on purpose and worth remembering.

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