A long while ago I was speaking with a friend about some challenges she was facing. I remember many things from that conversation: her strength, courage, and positive mindset. I also vividly remember her talking about “skimming the cream”. She spoke of living in the moment, but focusing on the beautiful memories, those things that are within our control that we love, and letting go of the memories of things we cannot control, or things which are difficult.
I have thought of this saying many times in the past few years. And now as I look back on challenging and difficult days and memories I try ever so hard to ‘skim the cream’.
Since we have moved to our new house my little ones, of course, have some adjusting to do. They are all doing remarkably well, but that does not mean we do not have challenges. And goodness, some days seem just like one great big challenge. This weekend I decided once again to focus on that quote, and tried very hard to skim the cream.
I used my camera to help me, as an unbiased observer. If I were to have looked back on this weekend on my own account I truly would have remembered many stressful moments, challenging little people, dinner time squabbles, skinned knees, and broken bicycles. BUT – when I used my camera and skimmed the cream?
This weekend was ALSO full of quiet creating:
Bringing some inspiration inside:
A quiet afternoon with a household napping (and an informative chicken book):
And a pizza picnic with an unbeatable view:
As it turns out, there was lots of ‘cream’ in our weekend. The full fat, really rich kind of cream. And while of course we had some milk that went sour, I’m going to try to tuck that behind me and use the cream in my coffee tomorrow morning. (Yep, I’m really running away with the cream analogy, I know – too far. Please just take the cream from this post, my friends.)
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