Stand Still.


I’m here. The last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind of activity filled with out-of-town business meetings, holidays, extended family visits, Dozen Day (the 12th of every month in my class, Twelve) a quick trip to Dallas, TX to speak at the Close To My Heart convention and finally (yesterday) a road trip to Utah to gather and hang out with both the Julian and Hall sides of our family (as well as the McDougals.) We get to be here a whole week and I am very much looking forward to relaxing.

I’m enjoying a quiet moment at my brother, Theron’s house and I want to share a fun video I made for the CTMH presentation I gave on Friday morning. In case you don’t know, I got my start in this industry as a D.O.T.S. (now Close To My Heart) demonstrator and so hanging out with that company and those women has always felt like going home. I was able to briefly see and reconnect with so many familiar faces–women that taught and mentored me, as I found my passion and the confidence to share it.  I love the CTMH mission, their message and their products! Thank YOU to everyone who was there and special thanks to Monica and Tiffany, who arranged the details of the trip and took such good care of me. Thanks also to Allison, who has traveled with and helped me for over ten years.

This video is set to music and words, written by my amazing friend, Hilary Weeks. It is a song called, Stand Still on her latest album, Every Step. I hope when you’ve finished listening, you’ll go download it!

If you’re having trouble playing the video. You can watch it here on Vimeo.

My message is that time moves so very fast and most of the time we do too. But, we can choose (with practice) to slow down and to savor simple everyday moments. We can pull out our cameras and take pictures and we can live with these pictures and let them work magical things inside of us. Doing so will make us more grateful, more content, more aware and more happy. There is so much that is overwhelming and challenging in life. Efforts to capture and share your memories should be neither.

Enjoy your day.
Take pictures of things that make you happy!

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