Sunday, November 30, 2008

things change


As the holiday for the giving of thanks comes to an end and we slip back into our daily routines I am melancholy. The air has been crisp and cool, light is soft and days seem to pass quickly this time of year. Family and friends are near and memories are made.

I had a little wake-up call this weekend and it's reminded me to savor every single minute of my life. Right now. As it is today. It's been the of the kind of perspective you need every once in a while to get you surefooted; to bring you back to what matters most.

When the leaves float from their branches with each puff of the autumn breeze I remember that nothing is forever. Everything changes. It's a state of mind that makes me appreciate the moments as they are and as they pass; leaving memories and of course in my case, photographs. I know that goes for you too.

What kind of memory making did you do as Thanksgiving came and went? Share your Best Shots!

25 comments:

Christina said...

Such a beautiful reminder to live in the moment!

As one holiday ended, we ushed in the next with the Magic of Christmas!

Jen said...

Thanks for the reminder to step back and just live in the moment. I don't do that nearly enough.

Here's mine:
The Christmas Tree

Megan said...

what a great reminder, tracey.

Holiday BSM

Joanna said...

Beautiful post Tracey.

Like everyone else, we started getting into the Christmas spirit, but I havent had the time to go through the photos yet....butHere's my BSM.

Brittany said...

Wow... we do need those little reminders, don't we??

Here is my best shot

leaca said...

This is my first time posting. Fun stuff.


http://simplyblogged.wordpress.com/

chaoticfamily said...

Such a beautiful photo and post.

Here is mine.

http://chaoticfamilypictures.blogspot.com/

Golightly said...

It all passes so quickly sometimes. I'm stopping to take a breath and then moving full speed ahead.

In the mean time, a peek at Thanksgiving

Jaimee said...

I've been focusing on the little moments in my life too...some of those are the best!

My best shot just made me smile...

carrie said...

so true. tis the season for remembering so many things, and i think that is a big one.

my BSM today is actually an outtake from our yearly attempt at a Christmas card.

Chris said...

I had a bittersweet, emotional (both happy and sad)Thanksgiving this year, but it will be with me forever.
Lucy Love

HipMomma said...

It really is all the little moments.

My Best Shot

Phyllis Sommer said...

this was our family togetherness this thanksgiving. reading your great post, i think that i'm glad i can capture my kids even if they won't smile for the camera in unison...

Blueberry said...

what a lovely reminder. :)

my best shot is up, but as i have lost my sheet that tells me how to leave a link it will remain link-less. sigh.

http://blueberryandbean.blogspot.com

susiej said...

I hope this is a good thing for you....change can always be difficult. Finding that window is always part of the fun.
When Silver Threads Fly Like Angels

makemineaquad said...

I read your post yesterday and could relate so well. My 5 year old just lost her second tooth in one week. Her hair is getting longer, and well, she's looking so much older now. After I read your post, I reflected on that, and then looked at my 2 year old, and thought, well, I can put off some of those really melancholy feelings for another few years. Thanks for the reflections and the reminders to appreciate every moment.

Here is my Fall Celebration for Best Shot Monday.

Krista's Sisterhood said...

my beautiful mom

livingwithcancer

Maggie said...

I'm so glad that things were okay -- but still, how scary!

My best shot is a reflection on the holiday season too...

Anna said...

I completely feel your pain--my now 4.5-year-old knocked his tooth out at the age of 2.5. I'm not sure i'm over it yet!

I wrote about it here, if you need to join the support group!

My BSM is, for once, not a photo of children--it was so lovely and refreshing to photograph a cooperative adult!

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

A short, sweet, beautiful moment in the back seat of a truck, next to my 5 year old.....
BSM

Killlashandra said...

I'm wishful for a few moments to watch the leaves drift down from the trees that's for sure. If it wasn't for the parade on Saturday I'd have missed taking any pictures. ;)

So here's to the electric light parade.

Leslie said...

Every new thing that my son learns to do - each latest noise and face, each big and tiny milestone - make me proud, but also a little sad. I'm not sure I'm ready!

I was ready, though, for him to take baths in the big tub.

kim said...

A stunning photo!
I've got one this week... it's not stunning, it's just homey.
Watchin_TV

Kimberly said...

It's so important to just stop and be still sometimes isn't it?

She's got the look.

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