Sidewalk Chalk.

Week 28 of 52.

Perfect Timing is a weekly photography project by two friends who met in college, became roommates and have been close ever since. We share a love for languages and travel, and although we're from the same southern state, we now live on different continents, balancing a demanding work life with a private life. We both agree that everything happens for a reason, whether we see these moments as positive or negative at the time, propelling us ahead or slowing us down. We hope you will join us each week, as we share little moments of Perfect Timing with you.


Again life's lesson that there is no perfect time to do something...at least in those moments they don't seem like the perfect timing.

However in hindsight it is in fact the best time. 


This weekend two of the girls went outside to have a little fun with sidewalk chalk. At this time I was cleaning the kitchen and thinking about the ironing I needed to do next. But also deep down had the nagging thought that I should stop what I'm doing, go outside and spend a bit of time with them. I am glad that even though the house chores seemed more pressing (no pun intended) I took 10 minutes and went outside to watch and praise them for their chalk masterpieces. It was a good feeling - for them and for me too.


So lesson learned this weekend (again, I have to re-learn this one a lot) - take the time, even if in that moment it seems like it might bring more stress - in the end it is worth it. 

I knew from the moment we met that it'd be a lasting friendship. Kindred spirits. It was as if we had always known each other. Like family. My dear friend Madalena of my personal coffee break. When she's not busy running her own company, she is out exploring new places, jogging or enjoying a great cup of joe. I am sure you will adore her as much as I do. Please take a moment to check out her "Perfect Timing" photo from this week: "Heart Leaf Ice Plant”.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Madalena (Sunday, 17 May 2015 20:54)

    LOVE THIS IMAGE!! What a good lesson to always remember. You should make that thought into a quote to remember as a mantra, friend. This is such a fabulous lifestyle image. Good for you for taking the time. Love!

  • #2

    Mary (Thursday, 09 July 2015 22:28)

    Thank you Madalena! You are absolutely right - this needs to be a mantra.