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April 25, 2008

Weekend Creative : Just Be



Whatever it is you embark on this weekend, simply + truly be in the moment.


  • 1.
    Molly said…


  • 2.
    Danielle said…

    I definitely have been trying to be in the now lately. I’m always thinking what’s next, trying to plan, wishing time away and I miss out on the here and now so thank you for helping out with that :)

  • 3.
    Donna. said…

    Have a Happy Weekend!

  • 4.
    kristina said…

    I love that MEMO pad, I love your handwriting and I love that message to yourself. Can you write me up one just like that and mail it to me? I’d love to hang it on my bulletin board. ;) Happy Friday, Ali!

  • 5.
    {vic} said…

    I am so “into the moment”
    after reading the book A NEW EARTH

  • 6.
    Lindsay Palamaruk said…

    Could not agree with you more on this…after reading “The New Earth” being in the now has definitly been a top priority of mine! I totally “get it”!

  • 7.
    Abby said…

    …You’re the best Ali! I love your simple reminders…it always seems to get me out of my funk & gives a new perspective for the day or week or month…so simple,….so thanks! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • 8.
    alexandra said…

    Thanks, Ali – I’ll do my best!

  • 9.
    Ann said…

    Thank you, thank you for the right message at the right time.

  • 10.
    Teresa said…

    It is so true, your whole world becomes more peaceful and enjoyable when you are present! Enjoy every moment of your weekend.

  • 11.
    CindyLou said…

    Thank you for the wonderful reminder!!

  • 12.
    ShellyJ said…

    very cool memo paper… where did you find it?!? Hope you have an awesome weekend!

  • 13.
    melissa deakin said…

    very true and a much-needed message for myself.
    i need to be in the moment more.
    thanks for the reminder.
    happy weekend!

  • 14.
    Holly said…

    once again, a wonderful ali “moment”. thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    have many great moments in your weekend :)

  • 15.
    DonnaC said…

    Ali, you are such an inspiration, not only for scrapbooking, but on living a real and meaningful life. Thanks for all your prompts!

  • 16.
    cata said…

    Excellent quote!
    I really enjoy reading your blog!
    Arrivederci from Tuscany.

  • 17.
    essensevibez said…

    i’ve been in the “moment” all day…and plan on continuing it after work when i go to my fav LSS and crop for a couple of hours….everyone have a great weekend!
    remain blessed!!!

  • 18.
    Amy Tangerine said…

    the perfect advice. thank you

  • 19.

    yes.yes.yes. now is what we have.Thanks for the reminder:o)

  • 20.
    lori p said…

    love the memo pad. love the note to self. have a wonderful weekend. make lots of memories and be grateful!!

  • 21.

    The “POwer of NOw.

  • 22.
    lucy said…

    Will do my best. Have a great weekend Ali!
    It is ironic that you should mention this because I’ve been reading “the not so big life” by Sarah Susanka.
    Someone is telling me something :-)

  • 23.
    leslie said…

    such a perfect reminder.
    thanks. again.

  • 24.
    Colleen B said…

    You said it perfectly. Need this one taped to my morning mirror!

  • 25.
    Amber Filkins said…

    Totally cool, totally cool. This would be an instant fave on Flickr. :)

  • 26.
    Lisa said…

    Thank You for the reminder!! :)

  • 27.
    Katie said…

    thank you, Ali.

  • 28.
    Michelle Filo said…

    oooh, I messed that one up big time ;)
    hope you have a great weekend!

  • 29.
    Stephanie said…

    Where did you get the cute notepad???

  • 30.

    Thank you fo rthe reminder Ali. I needed that!!!

  • 31.
    Bree said…

    Amen sister! Love your memo!!

  • 32.
    Marie Moser said…

    I took a nap.
    And LOVED every minute of it!

  • 33.
    ronee.malama said…

    I am working on being enough…lately i had to readjust…
    thank for being you!

  • 34.
    Suzanne said…

    What a wonderfull reminder to ourselves. I have just been over to flickr and this memo was on the explore page for last 7 days interesting. Good on you Ali the message is getting passed along now lets hope we can acheive this.
    Thanks again for sharing so much of yourself and your family.

  • 35.
    Colleen said…

    Such a great reminder Ali – thank you! It is so easy to get swept up in the busy-ness of life, the to-do lists and where we are headed. We often forget to appreciate that which surrounds us in the moment, and it is those moments that shape the story of our lives.
    I’m attending a class with Vicki Boutin today, and I plan to really focus on being fully present in the experience. Learning and growing. Your reminder is a perfect way to start my day.

  • 36.
    Jill said…

    WONDERFUL Weekend Creative! Perfect timing too…lots of friends and baking this weekend and BEING with them is exactly what I want to do!

  • 37.
    Molly Kate said…

    I love this note…and your handwriting! sweet. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 38.
    Sharon F. said…

    Yes, that is my theme as well. I just discovered the New Earth book and online on demand series through Oprah’s website. Quite fascinating. Definitely what I am needing.
    Thank you as always for your timing and the weekend creative jolt!
    excuse me while I go and experience some “in the now” moments….

  • 39.
    Steph said…

    Thank you for the perfect weekend creative this week. I needed to clean my house…yada, yada, yada… But instead I took advantage of our PERFECT weather today and sat on my deck for two hours and read my favorite childhood novel, ‘Charlotte’s Web’. I was completely in the moment…THANK YOU.

  • 40.
    sue said…

    I have really been trying to ‘be in the moment’ lately so thanks for the reminder to keep ‘being’!

  • 41.
    melanie brewin said…

    Hi Ali, you don’t know me but I am constantly inspired by your work & your family. BE that is good & will try & remember that one, in this crazy thing called LIFE. Just a quick question – do you use a bind it machine if so, which one do you use??? Any recommendations.
    Melanie xx (an aussie chick & fan)

  • 42.
    Karen Campbell said…

    Hi,there was an article in CK that talked about mantras so I came up with one “Live in the moment not the past or the future”. I find it a struggle some times but I keep on trying. Love your work!

  • 43.
    Tiffany said…

    so the message I needed to see, if it was a print, it would be on my word wall as a reminder.

  • 44.

    Ali, as always you are SUCH an inspiration to me with this blog post. I really love your way of looking at life and your philosophies and I thank you for sharing them with all of us! I need to make one of these for myself and hang it in every room of my house.

  • 45.
    melanie said…

    this would make a really great desktop wallpaper. a delightful reminder.

  • 46.
    Avital Gertner-Samet said…

    I’m not sure whether you know or not, but your memo had been shown in a design blog:
    (It isn’t my blog, I just thought you’d like to know)

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