Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Guest Post from Pointing Up

Hello all you Monkeys And Tutus lovelies. I am Dalayna and I blog over at Pointing Up which is a whatever-I-want-to-write-about blog... ummm, lifestyle blog? I don't know, I am not one for labels. Ha!
So today I am going to share something you may find a little silly and pointless, but I am determined to prove you wrong about those two adjectives by the end of this! Ok, so my wonderful bestie from college introduced me to the concept of having a favorite day. No, not date... "My favorite date would be April 25th, because it's not too hot and its not too cold. All you need is a light jacket." That is from Miss Congeniality if you are not familiar with that quote. Speaking of stupid things said in beauty pageants, this one gets me every time:
Hahaha!!! Sorry I had to share that! Back on topic... 
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Ok, so my wonderful bestie from college introduced me to the concept of having a favorite day. This is just a day to take off and celebrate all that life is. I picked mine... easy. First of all I knew it HAD to be in the month of November, because I LOVE November. November brings beautiful weather, lush colors, and lots and lots of crunchy leaves. Then I knew it needed to be a good, solid number, hence came 18. November 18th, that's it! That is my day.
Now I know this is where those adjectives are coming to mind... silly, pointless, etc. But let me explain! This is not a day to get more gifts, which is what my brother thought last year when I tried to explain it to him. haha But it is a day that is set aside to celebrate life, the simple things, the little things, the everyday things. I have realized how easy it is to get so focused on all that is going on in life and miss out on enjoying all that life is. The joy, the beauty, the simple things that make you smile when you take time to think about them. 
In times of reflection there are certain memories that I always go back to that make me wish time would stop. Those memories are always of the simplest pleasures, the things that at the moment were so insignificant. But when I think of them all the sensory memories come into play. I remember the warmth, the comfort, the joy, the laughter. All the things that make life worth celebrating. And that my friends is why we all should have our own day. A day to celebrate life, a day to treasure our memories, a day to step out of the whirlpool of life and just be in the moment.
I hope I was successful in combating those adjectives and convincing you to celebrate life. Seriously, you don't have to pick "your day," but find a way to treasure the moments that make life so sweet that works for you. Just think of me on November 18th, because I will be taking it all in! Let me know if you do pick a day, and I will be sure to send you thoughts of happiness and sunshine.
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Thanks so much for reading! 
And a BIG thank you to Misty for allowing me to write today :)

Thank you so much Dalayna! I am going to have to think hard to pick a special day now! Love this fun idea!


  1. What a neat idea! Hmmm. my favorite day will have to be the 19th of every month. Something interesting always seems to happen to me on that day.

    Lovely guest-poster you have there ;)

    I am your newest follower, Rachel @ www.shepherdsdaughter.org

  2. Great idea! Our family has a "veg out" day but that is just being lazy. ;)

  3. Newest follower from the GFC link up party today! What a great blog so excited to have found you!!
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