“The best thing you’ve ever done for me...is to help me take my life less seriously...it’s only life, after all.”
Ever since I moved back to the United States from India, celebrating small moments has been one of the most important things I do in my daily life. Gratitude is now the driving force behind my attitudes, my decisions, and my celebrations. I learned--the hard way!--that losing sight of the beauty in everyday life can mean missing out on your own incredible journey. And that taking life too seriously? Can make all the difference in all the wrong ways.
Big moments are important too, of course--the birthdays and firsts-days and great big live-out-loud milestones are fun and important and beautiful, too. But since my great Indian adventure, and the even greater adventure called parenthood, I know now that taking the time to appreciate the beauty and grace in the everyday...to be here now...is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and the people we love.
Which is why I’m pleased to be working with American Express, and my dear friend Soleil Moon Frye, to spread awareness for the #EveryDayMoments campaign. The American Express Everyday Card is designed with moms in mind. Using the card on everyday essentials like clothing and groceries has a big payback, and it’s a great way to make it a little easier for parents to create everyday celebrations for their families.
Check out the card on Facebook here, and also Soleil’s super cute video below, where you can see how she and her adorable family turned the everyday moment of buying a (gasp!) minivan into a dance party. (And yes, I’m one of those minivan snob moms who shudders at the words “sliding door” and had made fun her of endlessly since the day she brought it home...but this video sort of just a little bit changes my mind...)
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by American Express. All opinions and statements are my own, including making fun of minivans (but secretly envying minivan dance parties...)