Conscious of our treasures

Published by Lori Pickert on August 2, 2010 at 01:39 PM

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these. — Susan B. Anthony (hat tip: Helen)

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. — Thornton Wilder


Comment by Annalyn on August 2, 2010 at 06:58 PM

I have yet to find that treasure or maybe I just need to open my eyes and my heart to see it.

Comment by elizabeth on August 2, 2010 at 09:19 PM

Hi Lori! I just thought I'd pop in real quick to give your publisher a suggestion. Tell them to highlight all of the text as I just used up all of my highlighter literally highlighting everything I thought was important to remember in your posti about curating their experience. I didn't even realize I was highlighting it all until after I looked up and saw a very pink piece of paper. :-)

Comment by PrairiePoppins on August 3, 2010 at 06:38 PM

Every time I come here, it seems I pull out my quote journal. Quotes anchor me in my worry, inspire me when I'm earth-bound, and remind me to love with an open heart. Thank you for adding to my collection so generously. I'm glad I found you the other week.

Comment by Lori Pickert on August 4, 2010 at 02:31 PM

annalyn, there is an excellent project for you. identify your treasures. :^)

elizabeth, you are too kind. :^) thanks for making my day!

prairiepoppins, i love quotes, too. i have quite a collection! and thank you. :^)

Comment by tracey on August 5, 2010 at 04:09 PM

So, so true....

It's been a while since I'v visited CCB but I'm always inspired and prodded to dig deeper...good stuff.

I live in a pretty urban part of Los Angeles. My husband, three year-old son and I decided to take a walk after dinner instead of just plopping in front of a DVD which is typical for us after a long day.

I grabbed my camera before walking out the door.

We meandered through the neighborhood with no particular destination in mind, except to eventually find our way back home. I decided to slow down and look a little closer....what beauty was to be found in our little corner of this meagalopolis!

This simple night was a "treasure" for me.

Comment by Lori Pickert on August 6, 2010 at 03:00 PM

tracey, oh, thank you. digging deeper is definitely my thing. :^)

truly, focusing on the treasures we already have and making the most of life's simple pleasures seems, to me, to be the path toward happiness.

love your photos - they focus on *details* .. those things that are lost if we don't take time to look closely!

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