I am a moment.

You can choose to waste me. You can choose to throw me away. You can choose to ignore me. You can choose to walk right past me.

You can also choose to savor me, to live in me, to make the most of me.

You can choose to stop and take notice of precisely where you are at this moment. What you are doing. Who is next to you. Or right in front of you.

Is your daughter singing while she sets the table? Did your husband just kiss your forehead? Are you walking past a display of fresh flowers, a riot of color just calling your name? Are you washing the dishes and wishing you were somewhere else? Or are you watching the sunset outside your window, even as you scrub the pans?

I am the little boy waiting for you to notice that I combed my hair without being told.

I am the first flower that blooms in your garden, nodding my head as you walk by, again.

I am the 87-year-old woman sweeping her sidewalk, alone, always, alone.

I am also the breeze ruffling the leaves at of the treetops, the hummingbird that pauses to make sure you aren’t a flower, the quiet just before the children wake up and your day begins.

I am 1,440 opportunities every day to be grateful, to breathe life in, to open your eyes to the world around you.

I am a moment.

I am yours.

P.S. This post is part of You Capture – A moment
and Today at Communal Global


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  • kim klassen March 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    oh my word, i could not have enjoyed this post more….

    so moving. so true.
    and that image, my friend…. WONDERFUL!


    • the blue muse March 24, 2010 at 9:49 pm

      thank you! I told you I was “texturizing” everything!

  • .kat. March 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    This post just gave me goosebumps!
    What a simple yet powerful post!
    You made me think. I like that.
    Thank you. ;0)

  • Abby March 25, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Wow. This was just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Shelly March 25, 2010 at 8:38 am

    So beautiful. And just what I needed to hear. I am definitely sharing your post with others.

  • Life with Kaishon March 25, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Wow. You write so beautifully. Enchanting!

    I think you should enter this next week in our photo contest at communal global. It is called ‘Today.’

    : )

  • Leslie March 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Wow, your words are so memorable and lovely. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Brianna March 25, 2010 at 10:13 am

    So SO encouraging!

  • Lily March 25, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Oh, so lovely!
    I found you through Freckled Nest.

  • jari March 25, 2010 at 10:21 am

    oh…. pretty.

  • Jen Higgins March 25, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Your words are inspiring and your picture is amazing!

  • Jacqueline March 25, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Beautiful words!

  • Carol March 25, 2010 at 11:16 am

    That poem was so pretty! Makes me want to enjoy every moment more!

  • jessica March 25, 2010 at 11:35 am

    that is a beautiful image.

  • Debi March 25, 2010 at 11:50 am

    ๐Ÿ™‚ This is really beautiful and I see what you mean. Thank you.

  • vicki March 25, 2010 at 11:58 am

    i love it……

  • Krystal March 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    What a lovely surprise your blog (and you!) have been! I’m glad to have found you!

    Thank you for posting this particular entry; it was exactly what I needed to read at this precise moment.

  • Christy March 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Wow, great post! I am over from Freckled Nest today and am excited to check the rest of your blog out ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kelly* March 25, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    the earrings you are giving away for Freckled Nest readers are lovely!

  • julie March 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    beautiful! It is so easy to be distracted by life and miss the moments that count. loved that.

  • Cheryl Birkey March 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    How lovely. I appreciate you sharing this.

  • Saj @ Saj Advice March 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    So beautiful. So true. Thank you for reminding me.

  • Fran March 25, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    via Freckled Nest. Cute blog! beautiful post!

  • Kjirsten March 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Wow!!! I am over from Freckled Nest!! Have a blessed day!

  • Jenny-Lynn March 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Wow! Your post was exactly what I needed today. Thank You!

  • Susanna March 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    A very poetic post. Absolutely lovely.

  • Laura B March 25, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Very inspiring! Stopping by from FN!

  • EmilyAnne March 25, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    This is a very nice poem. I like to take advantage of all the little moments and it’s nice to be reminded of that.

  • Jade @ Tasting Grace March 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Wow. Just wow. Thank you.

  • Casey March 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    just beautiful

  • patty March 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    such a lovely, lovely post…

    i’m kinda speachless… not typical! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Judith Cebreros March 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Visiting from Freckled Nest. You have a lovely blog and your work is beautiful.

  • Mindy March 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Visited from Freckled Nest. Wow, what a great reminder to cherish every moment!
    Your jewelry is very pretty in your shop!

  • Upstatemomof3 March 25, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    What a great post! And so true!! There is so much we miss everyday. And we need to pay more attention.

  • Jaimie March 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    BEAUTIFUL writing. : )

  • crissy March 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

    that was simply stunning!


  • emily March 26, 2010 at 12:54 am

    I really like your website it is very pretty and while checking out your store, I fell in love with the Long and Tall Fine Silver Pendant!

  • […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Happiness Inside, Tracy Brown. Tracy Brown said: {moment}um by thebluemuse What can you miss in a moment? What could you find? […]

  • Aldana March 26, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Hi! I’m visiting from Freckled Nest. First of, great writing!!! And second, the earrings you’re giving away over there are *perfect*! Glad I found your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Celina March 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Aww.. that is just the sweetest!

  • Jamie {Inspired Mess} March 26, 2010 at 11:06 am

    This is so beautiful! Definitely something I want to remember. Thanks so much for sharing it! Love your giveaway on Freckled Nest! So much talent that you have!!!!

  • Sarah M March 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Hello! Found your blog via the Freckled Nest giveaway post! Your jewelry is beautiful, and your post was so great. Thank you.
    Sarah M

  • Skye March 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    What a beautiful post! This is my first visit here and wow! I love your blog and all the beautiful jewelry in your shop. Have a great day!

  • elycia March 26, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    hi, that is such a cool photo!

  • Candace Griffin March 26, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    you need to keep on keepin on totally talented!

  • the3bishops March 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    wow …. incredible post…

  • Brianne Sheppard March 27, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    thank you for posting this. i called my Grandma today, we’re having tea on Monday… savoring the moments. Bri

  • Toni March 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Another beautiful post, Kelly. I’m really looking forward to next month!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Allie March 28, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I’m visiting from Leigh-Ann’s blog, and I love your jewelry! Beautiful!

  • Rocio April 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful…โ™ฅThanks for sharing this!

  • American in Norway April 1, 2010 at 9:14 am

    WOW! Loved your post… & beautiful photo! Thanks for supporting us over at CG!

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