Sitting in the living room last night with Dan, I looked beside me on the table at a stack of mail I'd been ignoring. At the bottom of the stack was a magazine, wrapped in plastic. The stack of mail had been sitting on the table for a few days, but I never dug past the boring old bills on top.
But to my surprise last evening, I discovered that there on the bottom of the pile was the Summer 2010 issue of Artful Blogging.
I'm so excited to share with all of you that I was able to contribute writing and photographs for an article featured in this issue. Artful Blogging is a beautiful publication that features the photography and thoughts of authors from all corners of blogland. It was an honor to be asked to contribute.
The editor, Jenn, asked that I share some of my thoughts and experiences from blogging. It was a really good exercise for me to take a few moments to slow down and remember why it was that I started doing this in the first place, and how those ideas have evolved and changed over the past several years.
Though I can't share the whole article with you here, what was most important to me was to share the idea that every person has a story to tell. That each day holds something worth celebrating, something worth writing down, something worth remembering:
"We all know life moves quickly. Children grow up too fast. There isn't enough time in a day. We wonder where the year went. Technology keeps us updated, on-track, and efficient, yet when I sit down to my blog at the close of the day, when I take a few moments to find the story in a day, to take notice of the beauty in life's everyday moments, to stop long enough to let the day show me its lesson, suddenly time is captured, caught, and cherished. I can look back and celebrate seasons I have made it through, the growth and the wisdom, trials and triumphs–each that life and faith have given me.
I am convinced that every day has a story in it. There are words, thoughts, and moments to be remembered and written down. And there are always lessons to be learned."
17 comments on “in print”
how cool – congrats!!
Congrats. Such beautiful words.
“suddenly time is captured, caught, and cherished” I like that. Congrats on the article!
Congratulations! They certainly chose well in selecting you. Your words (and photos!) are beautiful.Blessings,Michele
I need to get better about daily writing. There really is always something to tell about each day. Congratulations!
Wonderful Molly! Congratulations.
Oh, congratulations!!! The words, the photos, the layout… everything looks just wonderful.
Congratulations! I can wait to see it in person, your words inspire me every day!
yay! so happy for you.xo.
congrats to you! i’d love to see this in person…thinking a trip to our local craft store is in order:)
a friend of mine gave me a few hand me downs of that magazine — it is fun! Way to go, friend!
oh, molly, how very wonderful! xo
yah for you! I am going to have to pick up a copy!
Congratulations! It looks like a lovely book and I can’t wait to read what you’ve written. It’s always so fun to be in print.
Congrats, Molly! How wonderful!
Oh Molly that is just so cool! Congratulations!
I’ve looked at this magazine in the bookstore before, and it is very lovely. Congratulations on being able to share your beautiful blog with others. The words you’ve shared from your article mirror one of the things I love most about blogging. Wonderful!