Saturday, October 3, 2015

AUNT - One Day at a Time

03 October 2015 (3 of 99)

It was a pleasant surprise when another block was posted so soon after the first 2!  It's Saturday morning, still dark and rainy, so it was the perfect time to conquer this block.

This block was name just for me!! I'm an Aunt!  hahah; I know there are a bunch of "aunts" out there, but I love all my nieces and nephews a bunch and now they are starting their own families.  I still see them all as young kiddos learning about the world but reality is they are all grown up teaching me things!  :-)

#8 Aunt

The heading for this block is: One Day at a Time (Letter from Indiana, January 1933)
I have never been to Indiana, but my birthday is in January!

My thoughts on her letter was really to take one day at a time.  How many times did you hear your parents, an adult, that little voice in your head, or spiritual leader say that?! I've probably heard it a million times. Do we really take one day at a time? Is that even possible?

Personally, I KNOW I should live for today, get done what I can and tomorrow will take care of itself but it's difficult in these times (2015) not to prepare for tomorrow.  I mean there's a lot to think of and worry about these days and if you don't think ahead you'll be unprepared and left behind.

It's almost like a riddle, making me chuckle a little.

Is there anyone that truly lives solely in the PRESENT day, not thinking of tomorrow?  I was raised hearing to prepare for the future, your actions today will make you who you are tomorrow, BUT not to let your past define your future, and of course "there's always tomorrow". 

Honestly, this was a short note to the editor, however is actually a deep subject that I am sure could generate long, thoughtful discussions.

So, until the next letter and block, I'll leave stating that I will TRY to remember to enjoy the day I am living at the moment and not focus so much on the what ifs of tomorrow, BUT I know that I am prone to always think ahead, so how about I'll just TRY...(chuckle)

What's Happening Today?...
With all the local wineries being overcrowded today, we found ourselves at a little place called Upper Crust in Middleburg, VA.  It was a bakery / deli and nice find on our way home.  Once home, we decided to watch PITCH PERFECT 2 on demand and settle in for the day.  I was in choir and madrigals from 5th grade until I graduated HS, so I'm drawn to any tv show or movie with singing.  Singing is good for the soul.

The final song of the movie was Flashlight and it sort of reminded me of this sew along and many other things in life.  You can do good things on your own, but when you embrace everyone's uniqueness and strengths throughout all generations you can accomplish great things.  (SPOILERS - in the movie it was the current group, along with the former Bardon Bella Alumni singing together  that took them to a win)

Here's to everyone being at least one person's Flashlight along this journey we call life...

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Love your Aunt block!
    Your quilt is going to be fabulous!