Friends, lately my heart has been on a mission to really live. Not in a reckless way, but striving to not get stuck in the cycle of just living on the surface. (Inspiration due to the current mix of books that I am reading and re-reading right now) Life is full of never ending duties, chores and things that need to get done. It always will be. Yet, I don’t want that to be the crux of our lives. The everyday is beautiful, but they everyday can be more than you ever have dreamed of if you decide to live it memorably.
Matt and I are busy beings. We have work, school, coaching, bible studies and more. When it comes to “our” time typically we are so tired all we want to do is watch TV and relax. Relaxing at home isn’t a bad thing, we really enjoy it some days, but also it can become numbing. Sometimes we even find ourselves on our phones watching a show or getting other things done in separate rooms. I don’t want this for us. I want to live memorably. Those are the things you REALLY remember. The things you tell stories about around the campfire.
Donald Miller writes “We have to force ourselves to create these scenes. We have to get up off the couch and turn the television off, we have to blow up the inner tubes and head to the river…”
This is why I Matt and I have founds Lara’s Power Sheets so effective. They are tools to help us live memorably. Filling out the weekend tending lists (btw tending lists are what my dear friend created to tend to REAL rest on the weekends instead of just spending more time in front of a screen) are sometimes hard for us because we have forgotten the simplicity having fun, when our weeks are full of get-it-done or hurry-hurry. But sure enough we come up with some creative and goofy ideas and then we try them. Last month we got up to watch the sunrise, we took a walk around the lake, and we even flew a kite!!
I want to live memorable scenes. I want to have stories to tell grandchildren about how goofy their grandpa and grandma were before they had their parent. Life is busy, we will inevitably get caught up in the rat race from time to time. Yet, lets try to fight it and plan some good ole’ fashioned fun.
What can you do this weekend to live a memorable moment?
First, I encourage you to take a social media free weekend. Delete the apps of your phone till Monday. (PS that is the only way I can do it) Second, do something simple but wacky.
Some of simple and goofy tasks that are on Matt and I’s list for May:
-Carve our initials into a tree.
-Jump in a lake. (which I might be terrified/pumped to do, posting the gif below for my own motivation #iammoreofajumpinpoolgal)
It doesn’t have to cost money. It doesn’t need to take a ton of time. Dance in the kitchen. Sing your favorite song loud in the car. Embarrass yourself a little and show up to your little ones game as their super hero.
Let’s really LIVE life friends. Create more of this.
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3 thoughts on “Memorable Living”
Yes, I love this and your heart so much. Nate and I have spent too many happy enough evenings in seperate rooms watching seperate shows or working on sperate things. We have got to cut this out and enjoy life. There is too much we are missing. Thank you for sharing!
I LOVE this friend! I don’t know if you and Matt have game nights but they really are the best of times — you guys can come to one our families this summer 🙂
definitely reclaiming my weekend!