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Sunday, February 19, 2012

I'm a front row kind of gal

 Months ago I found this picture online with the caption "You can live your life with the joy and excitement of the women in the first row or the attitude of the women in the 3rd row"
I was immediately drawn to it. The picture itself is not only adorable  but says so much about how we choose to make the most of each moment.  Emphasis on the word "choose".  

4th row, they're not even paying attention, they're missing the whole point of the ride.
3rd row, they're in the moment but not really appreciating the opportunity.
2nd row, these girls are having fun. Yes for the most part they've got it.
1st row.......That's the row I want to be in!  These girls know how to have fun. These girls aren't upset that their dresses are flying up revealing their stockings and slips! They understand that's part of the ride, the reckless abandon of skirts flying high and hair in the wind knowing they look ridiculiously silly and stand the chance of losing a good hat in the process, they don't care.  They are choosing to enjoy the moment, encouraging each other with their roaring laughter to let it all go and just create a wonderful memory that they will share for years to come.
 They are all on the same ride, going the same speed,  seeing the same sight, but each one is making a choice as to what type of experience and memory they are going to have.

Do you remember that feeling you had the last time you laughed so hard you couldn't breath? Couldn't speak? Peed your pants? No? Then you are really missing out.  Some of my best memories have included one or all three of those moments and have all been with people I love the most.

Yes, I am most definitely and grateful to be a front row kind of gal.



  1. O yes I want to be in that front row with you! thank you for this lovely post. have a lovely week. hugs Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

  2. Perfect post. A profound truth wrapped in a fun package!

  3. I am a laugh-out-loud kinda girl, and 1st row is defiitely where I want to be! This photo is awesome, thanks for sharing it with us and for the grins! t.xoxoxo

  4. Love this post and how much fun they are having, it's truly a girl thing.
    Thank you Tamra for your beautiful visit it's been way to long in between our visits, we will have to shorten them from here on in :)

    I have to go back and see what creative works of art you have been up to!

    Thank you for visiting my theatre's.

  5. Oh, I knew you were fun! What a great image find and so telling, too. I have to admit that for me, I have the loudest laugh you've ever heard -- can't help it and it comes out frequently. :) Here's to the girls in the front row!

  6. I will be joining your in the first row for sure!


  7. This may be one of my favorite posts on any blog! EVER! Words of inspiration and truth that I SO needed to hear tonight! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Hi Tamra, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. Tamra- that is sooooo funny! yes, the girls in the front row are definitely having the best time!! hope you're enjoying your weekend with as much laughter!!

  10. Oh this is great! And yes, I so agree with your take - how great is this photo to capture we humans and our ability to choose how we receive life in a moment? I am with you - I want the front seat too!

    Big hugs - and laughter,

  11. I'm right there with you! Love the pic! It does tell the whole story.


  12. Tamra, I've found you tonight through a Pinterest pin you pinned from my board Butler's Pantry. Happily made time to read back to this post and would like to be in the front row with you.

    Love your humor and your gilding talents! I'm Follower #164 :-)




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