Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Life is Short - LIVE it Now

We recently took a road trip to Des Moines, Iowa to honor the life of my grandmother.  It was a wonderful, joyous celebration and so nice to see family members I hadn't seen in years.  This was one of three funerals that week and it sure has us reflecting on life in general and what it means to LIVE it fully and presently.

I've been more conscious these days of what it means to connect deeply to the people and experiences in my life.  This moment is only here for now, and will change.  I want to continue living the best life I can live - right now, and not wait for that perfect moment.  Because really, the perfect moment IS now.

Here are a few snapshots of our trip to the Heartland, that I captured in the moment.

Your Personal Reflection:  Life is short.  Is there someone you have been meaning to connect with in your life or something you've been meaning to do?  Call them today.  Do it now.  

And here's a good exercise to try while practicing living in the moment:  Everyone you come in contact with today - look them in the eyes.  See if you can challenge yourself by noticing their eye color.  It's all too often we move so fast throughout the day that we rarely take the time to do this.  Try it and let me know how it goes!


  1. Good morning! I absolutely want to connect more deeply to the people in my life and also have fewer, more meaningful relationships! Thank you.

  2. very beautiful photos Shannon. I am on the same road of connecting more deeply with the people I love.

  3. All there is is now. If I ever get all angsty and worried my boyfriend Gwyn reminds me of this. Love your hipstamatic photos...

    PS Had the soup this evening - yum

  4. these photos are amazing - like looking into a dream! it was so good to see you yesterday!

  5. You captured some beautiful and touching moments. I've come across quite a bit of literature recently about living in the now, being mindful of the present. Believe me, I am listening.


Thanks for sharing!