Quote of the Week

It’s a brand new year.

I can’t believe 2013 is gone and we are into 2014!

As we discussed our favourite parts of 2013 on New Years Eve, I was overwhelmed with what a great year it was for us. All the big things, and all the little things. We talked about what is to come for 2014 – and I got excited thinking about the things we have planned – and then for all the unexpected things that will happen.The big and the little!

So, when I saw this quote, I knew it was the one to start off our year:

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Because that is the truth!

I know sometimes I feel that certain days are so much better (e.g. the ones where I am on vacation, basking in the sunlight and leaving my daily duties behind….) And these days are sooooo good.

However, when I look back on last year, I see how much joy I do get from the little things: every day dinner times, soccer games, trips to get ice cream, family nights, bedtime reading, watching our fave shows together, hot baths, sushi dates, cooking dinner with one of the kids, walks, seeing the kids after school, hearing Reggie howl, phone calls and texts with hubby, kids or good friends, hugs…. these are the daily things that I DO look forward to.

But do I appreciate them? Do I remind myself on a daily basis that TODAY is the best day of the year? Do I try to MAKE today the best day? Do I make all the little things count?

I want to do that this year.

As Brad Paisley said about New Year’s Day, “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 -page book. Write a good one.”

There are 358 pages left to write about. Let’s make sure there is something pretty special on each page.


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Quote of the Week — 21 Comments

  1. I seriously try everyday to find the good in each day and smile as much as possible. So, I totally do think that counts. I am also one to take pictures to try to also remember as much as possible daily, monthly and yearly, too! But love this quote and truly couldn’t agree more 🙂
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    • I think pictures are a great way of capturing all the moments – I pull my camera out for the big moments, and my iPhone is filled with the little moments!

  2. Sometimes it’s hard to be mindful in every minute but I would love to be able to look at every day as a whole and think of it as the best day of the year. What a positive, upbeat message, Leah. I love your quote of the week. Always!
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  3. I could really use this quote. I’m so grumbly this week with the low temperatures. And I know we’re all (or many of us) in this together but it’s hard to feel happy on a morning where I can’t get my van doors open, because the ice “glued” them together!
    Well at least Scarlet laughs at it. And that right there is fantastic. That we can laugh at it.
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  4. What a great quote – I love it! 2013 was a great year for my family as well. There are always those big moments, like vacations, that I will always remember and yet sometimes it is those simple, every day moments when I look around the dining room table and see everyone happy and healthy that mean the most to me. Here’s to another great year – I can’t wait for the big and small moments!
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