Archive for January, 2007

Special Moments 28th January 2007

January 28, 2007
  1. Looking into my 5 year old daughter’s eyes and seeing the sparkle in them.
  2. Pausing to watch my husband and 3 kids digging our new vegetable patch in the back garden and realising – this is it – this is part of the ‘Dream’.
  3. Seeing my two boys sitting chatting on the swings.
  4. Sitting watching a television show where a band were on – they were just doing their thing and having a ball!!  The feeling was contagious.  It reaffirmed my commitment to organise my life so that I can do what it is that I enjoy most.
  5. Baking chocolate biscuits with my daughter – not all of the experience – some of it got very frustrating!!  But there were moments of definite connection and pure joy.  (And the bikkies are great!)

Well, Is It Working?

January 28, 2007

Well today I did remember to stop and experience and notice – look, see, listen, feel.  I still got tired and cross and fed up at times, but there were definite SPECIAL MOMENTS dotted through the day.

Here’s to the blog!!

Here we go!

January 28, 2007

What the hell am I doing here?  I’m making a commitment to myself to ‘walk the talk’.  I’m challenging myself to keep my focus on living my best life.

I have been aware for a while now, that my happiest moments occur in those little almost inconsequential moments that happen each day, but that I don’t even notice them if I don’t pause to experience them.  What am I talking about?  I’m talking about the moment I look at my daughter and really SEE her in her magnificence.  I’m talking about the times I walk down the lane with my dog, and stop the mind-chatter long enough to really SEE and HEAR all the magic that is around me.  I’m talking about the time I shut up long enough to realise that I have had an inspiration, an idea, a new direction that will take me further along my journey to my fantastic life.

 Anyway, although I because conscious of all time some time ago – does that mean I have been able to live it?  No!!!  I KEEP FORGETTING!!!  So, I started a habit of starting each day by writing down the 5 Special Moments that I had experienced the previous day.  Pretty soon, I discovered that 5 just wasn’t enough – I had experienced many more than 5 and they just had to be written down on the list.  They demanded to be acknowledged.  This was fantastic.  It proved my belief that what you focus on grows.  It also meant that each day was getting better and better because I was looking for Special Moments, and boy did I find them, usually in the most ordinary of places.

So this experience was fantastic – did that mean I kept it up?  No!!!  I don’t know when I stopped.  I could look at my Special Moments Book to check, but the book just makes me feel too guilty now.  I stopped some time last Autumn.  And, when I think about it, my life has lost a little of its colour since then.  It is still great, but I have missed so many of the ordinary moments, because I have gotten out of the habit of pausing to notice them.

 So this blog is my next effort.  I am determined to LIVE a fantastic life, giving it 120%, not just float and exist though this wonderful roller coaster ride.  I will LIVE a life filled with SPECIAL MOMENTS

Will this blog be a lasting effort on my part?  I don’t know, but I do know that for as long as I keep the effort and focus on it, and on all that it is designed to represent and document, my life will be filled with Special Moments.

If you chose to take the journey with me, you are so welcome.

Here’s to an exceptional life, filled with Special Moments every day!

Sharonann

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