Monday, June 27, 2011

What's your masterpiece?

As the kids and I rode bikes this morning I saw a sign outside of a landscaping shop that read, "Make today your masterpiece."

I thought that was so beautiful and couldn't quit thinking about it. If I looked at my day as an opportunity to create a masterpiece, what would I do?! How would I handle things differently? What things would I relinquish because they didn't meet the "important" factor. What things would I make time for no matter what because they are eternal?

These are the very questions God laid on my heart a couple of months ago, and I've been praying about them every day since. Here's what I've come up.

In making today my masterpiece I will:
  • Worry less
  • Pray more
  • Play hard (with my kids)
  • Cut out the distractions (Facebook)
  • Enjoy being active (bike rides, hikes, swimming with the kids)
  • Become a good hand-holder (that one's for you Tim)
  • Smile more
  • Sigh less
  • Enjoy reading (because I can, not because I have to)
  • Eat lots of fruits and veggies (one of my favorite things about summer)
  • Schedule less (I'm enjoying an open calendar where we can do whatever we feel like each day.)
  • Cuddle in the hammock
  • Listen to great tunes
  • Throw open the windows
  • Not stress about tomorrow
  • Live in the moment
And that's just today's masterpiece. The beautiful thing about it is each day is different. What does your masterpiece look like today?!


Kelly said...

Right there with ya!
Been posting pics again on my blog....just finished with the 2 showers we did together......Blogger's letting me upload pics again.....maybe they have new parameters on their quota or if you haven't blogged in a few months, like me, they let you add more???? Who knows.....but I'm taking advantage of it while I can!

Emily said...

I love this post. What a great quote- and what a great list you have come up with. I think I am going to be printing out this blog post. Thanks for sharing!