If I could do it again, I’d do it the same

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Life is full of moments. Big ones. Little ones. Hard ones. Great ones.

These moments refine us as much as they define us.

Some moments we’d gladly live again and others leave us wanting to burn the bridge that took us there.

This week we’re celebrating moments we would live again if we could so here are a few of my favorite moments.

I’d live my first half marathon again. I ran my second one this past weekend and while it was great, it wasn’t my first. My first half left me feeling proud of myself in a way I didn’t expect. It was full of unexpected emotion and pride. I did something
others don’t dare try. I realized I can push myself beyond my comfortable limits and then some. I’m learning that running has a lot of life lesson to offer. 

Going to see Charlie and the Chocolate factory with my Dad. The dark one with Johnny Depp, not the sweet magical one from 30 years ago. My humor runs a deep dark side and I got it from my Dad. He wasn’t one for movies so inviting him to go to a theater and see one was special enough. Sharing a dark twisted movie no one else seems to love was even better. ( if you like this movie please let me know)  I’ve argued many times how the new version is superior to the classic and no one takes my side EVER. While each is great in their own way, this one holds a cherished memory.

Finishing a legit mountain hike in Montana only to find the most spectacular site I have ever seen. One that brought me to a halt. I had to pause to just take it all in. I’d only seen pictures and videos of amazing landscapes but never witnessed one affectionately named Fairy Lake. I had no plans to do anything there but to just stand and take it all in. I didn’t want to leave but I started to get hungry.

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Just this week I was surprising my best friend at the hospital after she had her sweet little daughter. If you’re lucky enough to have a life long friend you go out of your way to celebrate big life moments. We’ve done graduations, a wedding, a few moves, babies, blog adventures and many summers spent floating in a pool thinking about how life would turn out. We recently found ourselves out to lunch one day and asking “How did all this happen? We did not plan this out at all”. Despite all our life changes our friendship has remained and that is priceless.


I think the hard moments in life have made these little ones even sweeter. I know I can’t go back and relive days I laughed way to hard or loved big. I can, however, cherish them for what they are to me and look for more tiny moments to make my heart happy.

Have a simple but good memory? I’d love to hear about it!


2 Responses

  1. Kelly S
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    I actually like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder always gave me the creeps. And, Sarah, this line right here, “These moments refine us as much as they define us.” I am parking on that one. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Tammy
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    “I think the hard moments in life have made these little ones even sweeter” – you are wise beyond your years my friend. Keep this attitude in life and you will always be happy! Many people are so busy being miserable they don’t know how to recognize the little things that should make them happy.

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