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“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss

“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss

On Saturday, Molly turned 8 years old. Indeed, how the time has “flewn.” I remember the road trip across Wisconsin with Dad to bring this sweet girl home and so many ordinary days filled with extraordinary joy in between. My best friend’s son went off to college this weekend. I remember the first time I met Sharon at the University of Minnesota freshman orientation 29 years ago. Unbelievable. Friends getting married, becoming grandparents, kids off to their first day of kindergarten. The mix of life’s sweet celebrations.

Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, engagements, weddings fill our calendars. We plan, prepare, anticipate, party, laugh, cry and wish we could freeze these frames of life. As we “mark” these big moments, remember and savor all of the little moments that fill each day. Time will not stop for us to figure it all out and regret only wastes more time. With a grateful heart, dive deep into these ordinary days with awe and wonder. Maybe the only way we can slow time just a bit.

 

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  1. Happy birthday wishes to your beautiful Molly! My dog Bear turners 8 on the 27th. Time does fly too fast! Great post, Hugz Lisa and Bear

    August 19, 2014
    • Happy Birthday Bear – hugs all around and thanks. Dogs put a lot of life into their years. And luckily they share it.

      August 19, 2014
  2. “With a grateful heart, dive deep into these ordinary days with awe and wonder.”
    <3<3<3

    August 19, 2014
  3. A very happy birthday to sweet Molly! Wishing you memorable moments in the year to come.

    August 19, 2014
  4. “How did it get so late so soon?” — It kind of rips the heart out after a certain age. My dogs are both 11 years-old, I start to think of their days winding down, as mine might be, who knows?

    Regret is definitely something to avoid. It’s amazing when you think of all the choices you made in life, you could have had a life thousands of different ways, but you get this ONE. Amazing.

    August 21, 2014

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