I'm away again, this time visiting my family in Florida. Yeah, I know. Florida in August?
I was planning to wait until December, but then I got this video created solo by my 4-year-old grandson. I can tell he did it on his own because the vast majority of the time, he was leaning over the phone camera, so mostly I saw his tonsils. Nonetheless, the message was loud and clear: "Grandma, I miss you."
Ten minutes later, flights were booked and a return video was sent: "Grandma's coming!"
To make sure I get to spend as much time as I can with him and his big sister, I've put together a little exercise for us to do instead of a post this week. This way, we all get a break :)
Last week I shared my belief that time is on my side. But some things transcend time and are timeless, or at least seem so while we're engaged with them. Think about what that means for you. My list is below. Try to make it to 20 (I'm still working on my last few).
Things That Are Timeless for Me
- Looking out the window
- Conversations with people (sometimes I wish they weren't timeless)
- My love for Joe (eternal)
- Reading a good book
- Walking in the woods
- Trips to an art museum
- Learning new things (makes me feel timeless)
- Road trips
- Good coffee
- Fine tea
- Ice cream, unfortunately, is NOT timeless
- Watching my children, and now my grandchildren, grow and learn
I'd love to know what is timeless for you. Please share your thoughts in the comments if that is comfortable for you.
Image: Mom & Dad Still Life ©Gemignani.
Text ©Shelley Lieber
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