Today was a scheduled Staycation Day for The Husband and I. We shipped the kids off and spent a glorious few hours alone, in peace. No non-stop talking 7 year old, no whiny 20 month old. We went out to lunch, saw Skyfall, walked around Barnes and Nobel and window shopped at Old Navy.

It may sound like a boring old day to some but for us, it was a nice change of pace. We simply enjoyed each others company and lived a bit outside the daily grind. Maybe it’s a part of getting older, but I find this invaluable to my sanity and, well, my marriage.

“Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion.” -Mary Manin Morrissey

In my opinion, ‘living life as if every day is a special occasion’ is a mindset. We all have to work. We all have responsibilities and people depending on us. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make a small effort everyday to celebrate life in some way. Cook with your kids, take a walk at a local park, play catch (when was the last time you did that?), take some pictures, have a picnic in your back yard, do SOMETHING and celebrate.

I’m blaming #yogaAday for inspiring this post. I’ve been having a blast taking a moment eveyday to stretch and get creative with my camera phone. This was today’s

Celebrating life can really be something that simple.

 
  • Dana

    Thanks for the great message. I have to remind myself often to stop and smell the roses!

  • Tracy aka www.mytinytank.net

    Right on! My husband and I also try to stop and make some time for the two of us. We have an 8 year old who is super active. When we can we give him the gift of a day with Grandma. And we get the gift of having a day together. Sooo good for the marriage. We are able to do what we call “turning our third eye off”
    You know how when the kids are near you can never quite focus on each other. I’ve been loving your yoga shots. Inspiring. Thanks fr your blog posts they fill my day with the kind of mindset I want to have.

  • http://twitter.com/krittergirl Melanie Landrum

    I’ve read your blog for what seems like years! This is one of my favorite posts ever and I’ve loved lots of them. We don’t have much in common…but then again we do. I’m not a Mom, I’m many years older and I’m retiring soon. But, I love Life and Love inspiring others to get out and move while maybe making another smile sometime during the day. I too struggle with body image, numbers…but honestly will be happy just to wear clothes that are snug…and not overstress about the little things. I’ve found as I get older…Staycations and taking time to decompress are invaluable to our inner well being and relationships!! I too love yoga…it revitalizes me like nothing else…now I just need to get up and so some! Thanks Roni…you just made my day. Now, off to my favorite Farmer’s mkt which makes my weekend!!!

    • SS

      That is just terrific :)

  • http://twitter.com/SlimShoppin Jennifer von Ebers

    Yeah Roni!

  • Guest

    LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! That sayys it! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jody-R-Goldenfield/100000069514057 Jody R. Goldenfield

    LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! That says it!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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