good life with jamie givens schneider
Part of cultivating a good life means embracing every moment no matter how momentous or insignificant it may seem.
It means appreciating your everyday life, celebrating everyone around you, and cherishing each experience or opportunity that comes your way – even when it might be easier to ignore it.
Moments are always coming and going, leading us to believe there will always be more. There are so many unknowns in this world, so many unexpected and unexplained tragedies. We don’t know how much time we will get with the ones we love. It is important to make the most of the time we have together because they might not be here tomorrow. You might not be here tomorrow.
This line of thought encourages me to make the most of every day. It opens my eyes and helps me see beyond the negative. For example, when you are in your car and traffic is driving you straight to Road Rage City, instead of freaking out about the things beyond your control, look around and take a deep breath. Whether it is a beautiful blue sky with perfect clouds, brilliantly colored leaves falling from the trees, or a gorgeous sunset off in the distance, there is usually something beautiful waiting to be seen just outside your window. Take it all in because this moment will make you smile. The traffic stress lines that had been forming on your face will melt away, leaving you relaxed and in a much better place.
I thank God for giving us those moments to truly appreciate what is around us. I think sometimes He has to stop you at every single red light in a one mile stretch to get you to notice His gifts.
Dr. Seuss once said, “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” This simple quote emphasizes why Becky Higgins has it right and why Project Life is so important to me. Not only do we all need to cultivate a good life, but we need to record it. I believe every life and memory is precious and each of us deserves our place in history. Not all of us make the headlines or are listed on Wikipedia, but each of our life stories is important and deserves to be noted. Project Life allows us to do this – to do this well, beautifully, and easily.
Jamie Givens Schneider is a member of our Creative Team using Stampin’ Up! products. She currently resides in Kentucky with her husband and three daughters.