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In this Moment: Appreciating the Now

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions. I’ve broken enough of them to know better than to make them anymore.

But as this year began, I made a promise to myself that I would make some real changes, the most of important of which is that I am truly committed to slowing down a little bit…to savoring the beauty in each day and being present in it.

Jonathan Swift once wrote, “May you live every day of your life.”

Yes, that.

Life is incredibly rude in the way that it flies by and won’t let you rewind to relive the good parts.

So, each day, I’m writing down a few lines about my life in this moment.

So far this year, I’ve noted the way…

…my daughter’s hair now curls gently at her temples

…she eats the crust on her bread first and saves the inside for last

…her eyes brighten when I offer her some raspberries

…she pronounces cabinet as clabinet

…she always wants to be the first person to greet her baby brother after his nap.

This is the good stuff.

This is what matters most.

I’d love to know one little thing that you’ve noticed about your child lately…one thing that you hope to always remember.

You can also find Nichole over at in these small moments and on Facebook and Twitter too!

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