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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
I’ve been guilty, I think, of watching for a big moment. Waiting for a “big” moment. Overlooking all of the little moments in hopes that a better one will come, full of magic and wonder and success.
This is what I’m learning.
All of the little moments that are happening while I’m so stupidly waiting for a big moment? Those are the big moments. The magical moments.
When someone asks me what I want to do, I say I want to write. That I’m trying to get published. That that is what I am waiting on. I don’t say that I want to have perfect days where I lay in the sun and float down a river. I don’t say that I want to experience new things and meet new people and travel to new places. I don’t say that I want to make dinner for my husband that turns out so good that I feel great about myself for a solid week. I don’t say I want to have late nights with friends, laughing and loving life.
But I should. Because those? Those are the big moments. The moments that make me desperately happy to be alive and incredibly thankful that this is my life. The ones I will look back on with love and longing and happiness. The big moment I’m waiting on? Maybe it’ll come. Maybe it will one day. But you know what? It won’t hold a candle to these moments. Because everyday life is beautiful. It is precious. It is a blessing. And it is worth being celebrated and sought after as much as the “big” moment.
Life is beautiful. Celebrate it. Live in the moment. Don’t waste it waiting for the next big moment, because you’ll miss the truly important ones.
“But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience.”
― Shauna Niequist
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