Last Friday’s tragedy in Connecticut has left many of us completely heartbroken. My prayers go out to the loved ones of the innocent victims that lost their lives far too soon. As the details of the tragic event were being announced to the world, I had an overwhelming urge to hug my kids a little tighter and enjoy every minute I have with them. You just never know when your life will change forever.
One of my very favorite quotes about treasuring the small and simple things in life is this one:
“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen
Please enjoy this free printable and keep it as a daily reminder to enjoy the simple moments of life that can often be taken for granted.
Or, here is the entire quote if you’d like that one too:
For those who are grieving, my thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope you can find comfort in this difficult time.