Part II of “About Us”: For context make sure and read Read Part 1H
ow to recognize a Full Day?
Look for firewood that has been split, stacked, and soaked in sweat and the confidence of knowing a home will be warm in the coming winter.
Watch for sit down meals with family that begin with preparing food together and end with someone washing, someone drying, and someone putting away dishes.
Finding value in the mundane and the daily grind? Good clues.
Watch for choices between spectating and participating. When “participate” wins (even to the embarrassment of your friends, family, and especially your children) fullness can be found.
Small lessons learned or simple revelation? Definite factors in a Full Day…and is there really a difference? A two hour nap because your mind is right…oh yeah! A Good day or bad one? These terms offer no help. Each has equal potential to be full, look instead at the perspective chosen to face them.
These are the Days That Become A Life.
There is nothing new or original about Full of Days. In fact, the idea is ancient. In the oldest portions of one of the oldest books, the Bible, there are multiple people, whose epitaphs simply read “full of days”. They found fullness day by day, producing a full life.
Imagine being a grandparent, settling a grandchild onto your lap and breathing life into stories from a life lived Full of Days…now imagine being the grandchild.
And, by the way, we do not have it all figured out. Part of our personal vision for Full of Days is “refinement”. Refining, by one definition*, is clarifying. Clarifying for ourselves why we do what we do, why we make the decisions as individuals, and as a family, and then building on those decisions. So writing a post on a recipe, helps us make sure the ingredients are free of impurities (chemicals). Writing about monetary topics, like budgets, help us refine ours. We are personally learning through every Full of Days post.
Sometimes considering the whole helps define the pieces. Imagining the future helps us live in the present. For this conversation the whole and the future can be found in the age old question, “What will they say when you are gone?”
Great days…those are the ones friends and family lovingly share at the memorial.
“Jason and Kelsey Lived Lives Full of Days.”
We invite you to join us in these days, drop us a note if you are in the neighborhood – digital or geographical. We truly look forward to hearing what makes your days full.
* Refinement – The improvement or clarification of something by the making of small changes; the process of removing impurities or unwanted elements