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Crafting Moments

Crafting Moments

Feb 25 2014

‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away’ - Dr. Bob Moorehead Each moment has its own unique memory. Not only do you remember where you were – as a child sitting on someone’s lap hearing Dr. Seuss for the first time, lying under the stars on a summer night with a loved one, on the top of a mountain trail overlooking the scenic byway below – but you remember when and who you are with. During a math test it may have been hard to recall a memorized formula, but a life defining moment is imprinted on our psyches forever. We not only remember where, when and with whom but can often taste it on our tongue or smell its fragrance in the air. Dr. Bob Moorehead’s quote below reminds us to help us model future moments not only for ourselves but for our loved ones far and near. “Remember, to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side…Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.” At home with loved ones is where we often create the moments we remember the rest of our lives. With all the options for outdoor living conveniences, we can create settings for sharing thoughts, dreams and cares, so that those memorable moments unfold more often. System Pavers’ designers strive to create elements that help us change ordinary tasks at home into activities worth remembering. For example: • Teaching your children how to BBQ their own dinner for the first time on your outdoor grill. • Helping your mother-in-law or stressed neighbor learn to relax by meditating to the sound of a water feature, strategically placed by your fragrant rose bush garden beds. • Hosting a family or neighborhood putting tournament all summer long just outside your back door. • Roasting marshmallows during a family meeting about other sticky topics, like cleaning your room to get your allowance. Sometimes it’s just changing the setting that turns every day routines into memorable moments, and often, it’s these spontaneous moments that are more meaningful than the ones we plan for well in advance. Browse to get some ideas for settings that can help create relaxed, engaged moments for you and those you love.

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