Wednesday, October 3, 2018

To Document, or Not To Document

So today's post is actually a take on yesterday's suggestion by our Digital Maestro, Paul Taubman, for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, on how we got started in our niche/market.  Now, I have posted before as to why I blog and I know we are not to link back to a prior post, so I won't.  The only verbatim here will be the quote.    

I first started blogging for scrapbooking reasons but then I read the following passage from Anna Quindlen's book, Loud and Clear.  It was eye opening and I have been documenting my days, weeks, and years through this blog, through scrapbooking, and currently through Instagram, so that I will remember, but mostly so my grand and great grandchildren will remember.

    "but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. 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 the three of them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. 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 a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less."

Mini golf with 3 of my grands and great kiddies
And that paragraph, that sole paragraph, is why I try to make each little moment spent with my little kiddies so special... and then I write about it.

Apple picking

Visiting the Amusement Park

Reading together


BEWITCHINGLY,
TRISH



9 comments:

  1. Great sentiment. Reminds me of the truism...The past is history, the future a mystery, and the present is a present.

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  2. Good month and good autumn I wish!

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    1. Thank you Kostas! Tell me, are you experiencing autumn???

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    2. No, we do not have autumn here in Greece but it still gets hot and we go for a swim. Last weekend we had a hurricane that inspired me and I wrote a poem on my blog!

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  3. Such a beautiful thought.It's much needed for all of us.Live in the moment

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    1. Agreed! Remember the past, but do not live in it (I have a son who focuses on looking back instead of looking forward - not good).

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  4. Thats what I am trying to do. Live in the moment. Take each day at a time. I try my best to spend time with my little girl as much as I can and try not to take it for granted.

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  5. Documenting is something I really need to do more of. Thanks for posting this.

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