I've recently realized that I'm kinda in love with random holidays and quirky trivia. Just yesterday, I went through an "unusual holidays" calendar and found a bunch of new things to celebrate. A part of me feels like I don't "need" a reason to celebrate, and yet I love the excuse. And to be honest, I love giving devoted attention to "little things". I love it so much, I'll probably share some of my favorite days on here, for the rest of this entire year.
And this has gotten me thinking: I've been having conversations on Facebook over the past few days, about favorite memories and favorite traditions. Some have said their favorite memories and traditions happened in the small details of a day, in the feelings, the tiny moments. I'm of the opinion that they're right. My fondest memories are wrapped around when I felt most alive, most in-the-moment, most loved, no matter what we were doing.
I recently found a journal in which I'd interviewed my grandma before she passed-questions about her memories growing up, what she loved, what she remembered, and it has even more value, now that she's gone. Those stories, I get to keep them forever. What if we had more access to more of our favorite memories, and ways to celebrate so many more things in our lives? Many more than what we might realize we have the ability to remember…and keep them in the pockets of our hearts?
Over the next coupla weeks, I'll be touching on these topics, much more. I'll be suggesting more things to celebrate, ways to connect, ways to live presently, if you'd like. And if you'll have me, I'd love to be there to document these memories in the making, then make a book-a physical, tangible, yours-forever book of that story, seen through the eyes of someone who sees you at your very best.
In the meantime, did you know tomorrow is National Random Acts of Kindness Day? My gears are in overdrive, wondering who I can surprise with random kindness.
We're also in the midst of International Flirting Week. This makes me happy, not because (again) I need an excuse, but it's fun to have an additional, playful reason to give a little extra attention to my husband.
How about you? What are you celebrating this week?
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