Lisa Leonard Designs

note to self.

June 22nd | older posts


soak up each day.  slow down and be present in the moment.  make realistic to do lists (it doesn’t all have to get done today!). notice the little things.  appreciate beauty.  ignore the mess.  laugh at yourself.  linger over coffee.  enjoy today. today is all we have.

19 Responses

  1. Tina says:

    You are so right……I am trying to cherish every moment each day!!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Ahhhh, a good reminder for a monday morning!

  3. Susan C says:

    Amen, Sister!

  4. Sophie says:

    So true, trying hard to “ignore the mess”…eeek. :)

  5. Noelle says:

    I so needed to read this post this morning. Thank you Lisa.

  6. Patricia says:

    Thank you for reminding me about the simple things in each day ~ I’m feeding my body and mind today with your words

  7. Shelly DeBoer says:

    Your blog is amazing. It is one of the highlights of my day to check your latest post. It is beautiful, calming and always moves me. It moves me to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, to hug my kids, to make the most of everyday, to reflect on how God has blessed us beyond measure. Lisa, you make me smile everyday… thank-you!

  8. after i just finished walking the dogs, stripping the bed, cleaning the inside and outside of hubby’s truck, vacuuming the first level, doing some spot cleaning, and am looking around me seeing MORE to do, this is a GOOD WORD. the last line is true, and we so often forget it.

  9. Shi~ says:


    I am stopping by from Angie’s Blog..i already love you from comments about your self…and I have only read the latest post! I agree with you totally, time flies and then all those precious moments will be gone…Enjoy them while they are here! Stop by and say hi if you get a chance…Shi~

  10. Shi~ says:

    ok, I had to stop by again…to say I love all your jewery! Love it! :)

  11. melissa says:

    thank you for this beautiful reminder of what’s important in life.

  12. Denise C. says:

    Beautiful post Lisa. Your words always inspire me. :)

  13. Christie says:

    thanks for another simple, but perspective-changing post!

  14. Marie Walter says:

    Thank you for the beautiful reminder, Lisa!


  15. nicole gibeault says:

    I came across your blog today after seeing your jewelery in Ok magazine. I absolutely love your jewelery and your blog. In fact I am kind of obsessed now. It is 3am and I have just gone back through your blog reading all your old posts. I love your photos, your creativity and your great attention to detail. You have inspired me in so many different ways when I have not felt inspired in such a long, long time! I thank you for pointing out all of the beautiful things around us with your optimistic outlook on life. You are everything I wanted to be when I “grew up”!

    Thanks again and looking forward to coming back to this new found gem often!

  16. Tami says:

    such wonderful words to live by… thanks for the reminder!

  17. Brandi says:

    A friend of mine gave me a link to your site and I must say I am glad she did. Your jewelry and photos are absolutely beautiful. Your words are inspiring to say the least. I will be visiting often!

  18. Amber says:

    All very true! I always enjoy your blog although I rarely comment. Love your jewelry too…I’ll be ordering something soon for my mom. :)

  19. Tricia says:

    This reminds me of a quite from Family Circus 1994
    Yesterday is the past, tomarrow is the furture, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.

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