Friday, November 05, 2010

The Four Corners of Life

While wandering the beautiful aisles of Target (two stories! kid free!) with my sister recently, I decided that from now on, I am going to life my life according to the cliches, um, WISE WORDS written on picture frames. After all, if it is important enough to be written next to your favorite picture of your family, it must really be something to live for! So here are just a few key life lessons.....

The first thing you have to learn when living Life By Frames, is that it is important to Live and Laugh and Love. In fact, you are told this a lot. Over and over again. But sometimes you are told to Live and THEN Love and then Laugh. I am very unsure if this is a recipe and therefore the order of the ingredients matters or if you can choose the order in which you laugh or live or love.

(Occasionally you are told to Live and Laugh and then DANCE! Like no one is watching! I feel that can be left as a personal decision. Because you really don't want me to dance like no one is watching--it just isn't pretty and there's more jiggly-ness happening than most people can stomach.)

I have been married for 13 years now and it was only today that I found the key to being in love. Because if Two Hearts in Love Need No Words then I don't have to talk anymore! This means I have more time to....

...measure my life. But how do I go about doing that? Is it by the breaths I take? Wait! The Frame Has Spoken! Because Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. I am so glad to know this. Counting breaths was tiring.

There are a lot of definitions. Definitions of what a sister is, what a grandparent is, what a grandchild is and I think that is so important. Just the other day, I had a ton of people gathered around me and I wasn't sure who was whom...but the frames helped me sort it out through their definitions. This is also helpful once the picture is in the frame and I am an old lady. One glance at the frame and I will remember who my friends are!

Next time I go shopping, I am going to keep my eyes open for advice on children. I am quite anxious to see what The Frames have to say about how I should parent!


  1. I'm looking around my house and all my frames are blank...plain. Is that why my life is so boring? ;-)

  2. Thanks for the smile, this was super cute!

  3. Sooz! Never!!

    It means that you know who you are and you don't need some silly frames to tell you otherwise!

  4. With asthma and all, you really are living up to that take your breath away frame...good job.

  5. i could use a few frames to tell me what to do with life.

    i love this post by the way. you are so smart, whity and adorable.