Monday, August 23, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday

Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. Once a week we engage in mindfulness about something that is right with our world. Everyone is welcome to join.

This Saturday was exhausting, but in a good way. And you can tell what a day from this shirt:

We all wore our cool shirts--I was in my Spider-Man Shirt, hubs in his Hulk shirt, son in his X-Men shirt, daughter in her Dr. Who Cybermen shirt...

Our first moment of the day--when our friend took us out for lunch (his treat) to a Japanese Steakhouse. He bought lunch for all of us, including his sister and her husband, her daughter, and grandson. First off, our friend doesn't make too much money, and he had gotten a windfall--and the first thing he wanted to do--was to take us all out for a wonderful time. Second, he is often mysterious about his family, so to have him open up to meet his sister and her family was a special feeling. It meant a lot to me that he gave of himself that way to us.

My daughter loved meeting the grandson (18 months old) and she was so excited that she nearly fell off her chair--spilling cranberry juice on herself.

Then, we went to Canobie Lake Park for the second time this year, and she had a blast--seeing her smile was awesome!

Before we left, daughter had chocolate ice cream to add to her shirt...

Later, we went to the end of a pool party at another friends house (friends who we hadn't seen in 2 years). And we stayed and stayed until the wee hours of the morning. We re-connected so well, we vowed to meet up more often--and even calendared it up!

So, the perfect moments were many and messy and fun and exhausting. Meeting new friends, re-connecting with old ones. Enjoying our friendships and feeling loved and happy. Appreciating our connections in the world around us.

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JJ said...

Now that is one awesome shot! I love that you captured the fun that was had by sharing a picture of all that "happened" to the shirt :)

Lavender Luz said...

So very cute!

I think that shirt is a good barometer of the fun that was had.

Glad you got to have so many connections.

Kristin said...

How fun! That shirt certainly tells a great story.

DaisyGal said...

that shirt could guest star on "BURN NOTICE" :)

that smile on your daughter, is making me smile..what a cutie. That does sound PERFECT

Anonymous said...

Awesome. Me and Willow are BFF's. Chocolate is my fav!!!

Waiting Lisa said...

I love this post. What a good idea. Love the story of the shirt. So cute.