I don’t want moments to fly by with without me noticing them. That’s what the Love the Moment Challenges are all about. I’ve seen life change very quickly, and so moments are all we all have really. I would love our family to be free to embrace moments but are neither controlled by them or in contrast, trapped by the big picture.
I’ve been thinking about moments recently, and I see three main ways they can play out in our family life; I’m striving for number 3. Yes, I’m writing an entire post about moments. HA!
1. Big Picture Controls the Moments
I don’t want our family to be narrow minded and confined so much by the big picture, that moments are trapped, and pre -determined in a way.
2. Big Picture is defined by the moments
Neither do I want moments to rule our life so moments are blurred as they funnel into something of a big picture. To me, this means many of the moments get lost.
3. Moments are anchored by the big picture
Below is how I see the moments play out in our family life. They are anchored by faith, value, love and what we believe for our family. There is still freedom of movement but there is no risk the moments will be lost. The moments are both their own entity and part of a larger masterpiece.
I think way too much, don’t I? I know, I know. My mind is always whirring with images and concepts and I love putting it all together to make sense of it all. For me, it’s like the creative process: you start with everything , explore it and slowly it all becomes clear.
Be Anchored by the Big Picture; Live in the Moment