Making Every Day a Different Day

22 05 2011

I just watched a movie that had a line in it that said, ‘never live the same day twice’.  You wouldn’t think that you’d get a little nugget of inspiration from a chick flick (that didn’t do very well in the theatre), but there’s definitely a good message in there.  The opportunity to switch things up is always in the air, you just have to be ready and willing to take it on.

Once in a while you have a day that just seems to come out of nowhere.  When you woke up in the morning, you had no plans, or maybe you had a lot of plans, but the way the day went, turned out to be completely different than what you expected.

I’m talking about those days when things just happen.  For whatever reason the positive momentum builds up and one activity turns into another.   And when you’re tucked in bed that night, you fall asleep with a smile on your face because when you woke up that morning, in the same bed with the same pillow tucked up under your head and the same blankets scrunched down around your waist, you had no idea what was in store for you that day.

Like waking up in the morning knowing that you have a formal dinner party to go to and the whole day is set for preparations for the evening…..but you and your friends rummage in the fridge and turn a few eggs and some smoked salmon into a West Coast masterpiece good enough for any downtown restaurant.

And then, as you continue with the preparations of the day, what else do you do…..but go crabbing.

Once you arrive at the formal dinner, you get to smile, knowing that you’re probably the only person in the room who went crabbing before you got there.  And, when you tell people what you did that morning, their response is, ‘don’t you guys ever slow down?’  I take that as a compliment.

And when you wake up the next morning,  knowing it’s a dreary rainy day, and you have a couple hour drive across the border and an evening flight ahead of you, what do you do to compete with the previous day?

Head to Granville Island for a fun photo shoot and spend way too long cooing at a group of goslings.

And then you pose the goslings for a photoshoot…

It is extremely satisfying to know that you took advantage of a day, sunny, rainy or otherwise, and you found something unexpectedly cool to do.  And….to grab a lyric from current pop culture, ‘everybody dies, but not everybody lives’.  

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2 responses

22 05 2011
Sophia

Love your writing, Traci! Live everyday to its fullest!

2 06 2011
Erin

I cannot be expected to be in the wedding party if that photo of the two of you is the level of fierce-ness I am going to be expected to portray in the wedding photos. I am off to find dvds of Top Model to practice, with Tyra as my guide. Work it! I am either in or I am out!

(Seriously, though, what a great photo of the two of you!)

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