Stepping away from the 31 day challenge seemed to be a good idea today. These challenges are good because they help us grow but they are also daunting and overwhelming and tend to take over our lives. Trying to fulfill the challenge by blogging every day for 31 days straight is a good exercise in discipline and discipline is an important part of our lives. BUT, when life throws you a curve ball and you can't keep on track with the challenge, then you feel the seeds of guilt and failure creep in. The challenge itself is positive and the side effects are sometimes negative. Step away from the negative. Embrace the positive. So that's why I'm over here today!
#TBT - we see this all across Facebook and Twitter. Throwback Thursday celebrates all of those little and big moments in our lives. People share fun pictures of their children from years past and other memories that are special and significant to them. I sat here with visions of our kids as they grew up -- especially here in Europe at the various locations we have lived. Today Michael will be with his school group as a young man but I flashed back to the little guy about 3 or 4 years old in his red rubber boots getting stuck in a big pile of dirt -- we can remember it fondly with a smile but it was pretty scary as we searched for him back on that day long ago. I remember back to Kristen and our many drives in the car from place to place and her singing Disney songs to us. Now she's a young woman making her way in New York City. So much time has passed! TBT gives us a chance to treasure and reminisce about those moments in time.
Let's take more time to treasure each and every moment we have with one another. Maybe it will become a TBT moment in our future!