03 July 2013

Seize and Savor


Vacations these days mean time carved
with daughter and the grands
and sometimes just the grands.
Suits me now since they, too, want this.
Time will come when they won't,

so seize and savor is my motto.
Seize time with them, savor them
each time. Know that change
comes on any random day
and the chance is gone.




This is in response to Words Count with Mama Zen's prompt over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads to write about vacations in less than 60 words. Her timing is remarkable since I leave in 7 days on vacation to join my daughter and two grands for 3 1/2 weeks (2 of those with just the grands) in Florida. Time to seize and savor.

30 comments:

  1. Tis a bitter sweet jaunt with words...I can see and feel the longing and love in your poem...beautiful!

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    1. They live so far away and I do long to be with them. Since it's only twice a year, we take long stretches. Summers usually a month and Christmas 2 months.

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  2. Precious time, well-spent with loved ones.

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    1. You put your finger on it- precious and well spent.

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  3. Enjoy the time with the 'grands. They are so adorable! We all need to remember to "seize and savor."

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  4. Yep, savor them now. Have a wonderful time!

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  5. Seize and savor, wise words to live by. Those grands and you will have some big fun and create memories.

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    1. My grandson used to say when he was little: Let's go have an adventure! We'll creat memories along the way.

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  6. Your words certainly show you know how to appreciate the loved ones in your life.

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    1. You couldn't say anything nicer to me.

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  7. Oh such beautiful grandchildren you have - your love shines forth on every face. The "Let's go have an adventure" rings a bell. That's what I always say to the little ones in my life as we go find a trail, or lake, or river. Loved this one. And yes, these ages are precious and the years go by TOO FAST!

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    1. We really enjoy each other and find such fun things to do together so savoring is in order.

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  8. so true in how fast change comes...seize & savor sounds like a good mantra to me...enjoy the time while you have it...smiles...

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    1. I will enjoy the time I have now.

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  9. I love the philosophy of "seize and savor.' I agree with this. You never know when / if things will change.....so you have to enjoy the moments as they come!

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    1. It's the only time we have. It's precious.

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  10. ah what a lovely pic - and yes - enjoy those moments with them - carpe diem - i like that

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  11. I will and I'm eager to do so.

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  12. Yes, grab those precious moments and hold on!

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  13. This is exactly how I feel about time with my daughter. Wonderful write!

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  14. yes.... looks like my kids are about the age of your grands, i am holding on! and aren't they beautiful with their grandparents. wonderful photo!

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    1. Yes, the savoring starts with our kids and then gets even more precious as we age.

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  15. As my friend Rickie wrote in a song, "You never know when you're making a memory/They will wish they were there together again..."

    Happy Fourth and hope you love every moment! Amy

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    1. It is my hope that they wish to be together with us as your friend says!

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  16. Glad you shared. I have to tell myself to think more about making memories. Thank you.

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    1. Making memories not just for ourselves but for the grands as well.

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