I turned a year older this week, and although I am able to cross another year off, I somehow am still 28! Not sure how that has happened, since 28 was four years ago for me (gah!), but I'll take it.
It's amazing what can happen when you take a moment to pause and look at all that has been going on around you. I can't believe I'm 32, seriously, it's shocking to me and I'm sure I'll continued to be shocked with each birthday that comes and passes.
Life is very lovely, and I'm thankful for that, and I hope that I can continue to take moments to reflect and cherish all that is going on around me. Life can get busy and you can forget to take time to step back and watch....I love watching.
I was in the basement yesterday trying to tidy up our storage area. I came across my Dad's cricket bag (the sport not the insect). This is something that I've kept since he passed. He was an avid cricket player, it was HIS game and he loved everything about it. I love it because of that, even though I don't know many of the rules, I love it all the same. I was shocked to find tears streaming down my face as I dug through this bag. It smelt just like it did 12 years ago. It's amazing how powerful our sense of smell is. I could just picture my Dad walking around in his cricket uniform getting ready for a game, it felt as though he was standing right beside me. I took this moment in and cherished it. It may sound like it was a sad moment, but it was quite the opposite. It was so very wonderful to feel as though he was right there. I wonder what he's thinking, I wonder if he's proud. He was gone before I got married and before I had children, I wonder what he thinks of my family. I wonder so many things.
So I vow to take the time to cherish all of the little moments. Even if I don't cherish them as they are happening, I vow to take time each and everyday to reflect and appreciate because I am so very thankful.
Cheers, enjoy your lovely Friday.