Marta Writes is one of my favorite blogs. Marta beautifully chronicles the simple joys of life and motherhood, and she always has lots of great, usable ideas. Recently, Marta wrote about a day she and her son spent at her sister’s house. The kids had been allowed to help plan a schedule that featured the milk art project that I shared with you earlier this week, charades, a nature scavenger hunt, and lots of other fun things. Marta posted photos of the kids happily immersed in busy-ness, but she also included a photo of an Anna Quindlen quotation in a pretty frame that her sister keeps on the window sill above her kitchen sink.
I love this quotation and the idea of displaying it in a prominent place. So this morning I printed out the quotation and put it in the pretty daisy frame that a friend gave me for my birthday. I placed it on the kitchen sink window sill, just like Marta’s sister. It will be a good reminder to pause in whatever it is I’m doing and really look at my children (my husband, my friends, my grandparents, my parents). What are we talking about? What do they look and sound like? Who are they in this moment?
How do you remind yourself to slow down and notice what is happening in your own life?