Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bigger Picture Captures {Week 2}

“You will always be your child’s favorite toy”

I have always loved this quote by Vicky Lansky. It is so very true. Your son or daughter may have a special pookie bear they love, legos to build, and bubbles to play with; yet they need play time with you.

Don’t be afraid to get on the ground with them; hop over sidewalk cracks with them; dance crazy; sword fight; mess with pudding art; or jump into mud puddles with them. They will idolize you all the more. You will smile with your whole heart. And the radiance of your own childhood innocence will come back to live through them, in them, and with them.

So this week’s project to capture is  WAYS THAT YOU BECOME THE TOY. What is your favorite thing to do with your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or animal? Capture it. Embrace the silly child in yourself by becoming the toy.

You don’t need a blog to play along. You can find Bigger Picture Captures on Flickr, and anyone is free to join in on the fun.

So go on, get ready to play & capture!

Bigger Picture Moments, Hyacynth’s Consolation Prize

Simple BPM

At his funeral, long faces, downcast eyes, quivering lips promised it would get easier.

A few weeks.

A few months.

A few years.

That time would heal my heart.

That memories of my father’s large, olive-complected hands, deep, calm voice would bring smiles instead of tears when I gazed upon a picture of his young, proud face beaming, strong frame standing tall, dressed finely in his firemen’s best, his fatherly hands resting atop my tall eight-year-old shoulders, our coppery penny locks and soft caramel eyes accenting each other neatly.

To read the rest and to add your own Moment please head over to Undercover Mother, we’d love to have you!

Live. Capture. Share. Encourage.

Written to Our Hearts {14 April}

♥ in a book Photo Credit Sarah Michael

Every week we share the harvest of intentional living by sharing a simple moment that has touched us or that has pointed us to the bigger picture. These moments from last week were like letters written to our hearts:

“Nothing is new under the sun, but the urge to create remains. Be first, be best, know all…” The First Step from Kelly at The Miller Mix

“…It could’ve been an opportunity to gripe and grumble about how bad things were (and, being perfectly honest, I admit I did give into to that a little bit here and there!). But I decided I wanted to try to handle things differently. ” The Art of Doing Nothing from Erin at Wee Little Miracles

“It has been a full day; MOPS meeting, watching a friend’s children, trying to take advantage of the nice weather. How did I end up here, as an overwhelmed, overly-scheduled suburban mom?” Wishing for the Simple Life from Ginny at Lemon Drop Pie

“…we don’t have many reasons to associate in meaningful ways with anyone we don’t expressly choose to, except perhaps at work.  we don’t know our neighbors.  we aren’t made to do group work, like we did in school growing up.  we join affinity organizations…” The Church of Strangers Like Me from Suzannah at So Much Shouting So Much Laughter

Be sure to come by Undercover Mother tomorrow and link up your Simple Moment. It can be a photo, a poem, prose…anything that touched your heart and inspired you tee see beyond the sameness that can be everyday life. Be sure to include out button or a link back and you may see yourself here too.

Don’t forget the new Bigger Picture Captures! Add your photo of your everyday life. Show us the beauty in the simple everyday tasks, add it to our Flickr Pool (no need for a whole blog post, just share a picture!)

Live. Capture. Share. Encourage.