Yea! We only have 4 more days of school left and only one of those is a whole day. I think I am more excited than the kids!

I couple of years ago there was an article in the Washington Post, Pearls Before Breakfast. This article is long so if you don’t want to read it here is a quick summary (though I HIGHLY recommend reading it). The writer of the article did an experiment. He placed Joshua Bell – a very accomplished violinist in a busy subway station during the morning rush hour dressed in street clothes. Joshua Bell played and they video taped how many people would stop and listen. “His performance was arranged by The Washington Post as an experiment in context, perception and priorities — as well as an unblinking assessment of public taste: In a banal setting at an inconvenient time, would beauty transcend? The musician did not play popular tunes whose familiarity alone might have drawn interest. That was not the test. These were masterpieces that have endured for centuries on their brilliance alone, soaring music befitting the grandeur of cathedrals and concert halls.” This article has made such an impression on me because so many people not only did not stop to listen but many did not even notice. I am often afraid that if I had been there I would have been one of those who had not even noticed. I get so focused on what I need to do that I don’t notice the beauty around me. I know I miss alot. So I have really been trying not to rush through life. But slow down and enjoy it. Well, this past school year I didn’t do so well with that. There was to much new stuff our family went through and life got rather crazy.

So yea I am going to get back to slowing down my life. As I am getting back to living life and not just being in life I also need to do 2 things. #1 – get my house under control. It is messy and dirty and I need to clean it and organize it. #2 – get in better health by eating better and getting into shape.

Of course I will be trying to do these thing – along with enjoying whatever is going on – while I try to keep 3 kids from being bored and fitting in a busy church calling. So wish me luck!

What do you want to do with your summer?

05/29/2009 | michele |


  1. You will do whatever you set your mind to because you are Michele, and to me, you can do anything! Let me know if you need a box of See’s Chocolates to help you with goal #1 (and I’ll be sure to get dark chocolate which will help with goal #2) :)

    May 30, 07:52 PM

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