Do you ever get caught up in life? I found myself doing exactly that last week. It was a busy week and I finally broke down to my husband one night. (Okay, this actually happens quite frequently…) He’s the best listener, something I admire a lot about him. So when I was done, he simply asked, “When will you be happy with your life?” Now that sounds bad – but he sincerely wanted to know. And I’ve been thinking about it. Is it when we finally own a home? When I lose 20 pounds? When we have more money? When my kids are perfectly behaved and brilliant at everything they do?
Guess what? Some of those things might never happen. No, my kids aren’t perfect. But they sure make me laugh! They bring more joy to my life than I ever thought possible. And I don’t want to miss these moments where they are still learning, growing, exploring and playing at home. With Mom.
All week I had this quote in my head, and I’ve tried to remember it when I’m getting caught up in what’s coming next instead of enjoying the now.
(You can right-click and save this to print – it’s sized at 5×7.)
I guess I have found myself caught up “in the thick of thin things” as President Thomas S. Monson called it. That happens, and I’m just going to move on and try to be better each day. Get down on the floor and play with my kids more. Let myself eat a brownie (or 2) and be okay with it.
And enjoy life.
So…I’m taking this week off. I had all sorts of grand plans for some more back-to-school projects and other posts, but I’m going to do a little re-focusing this week. We’ll be back Monday, so don’t break up with us just yet! 😉
Gotta go… two cups of milk just spilled. And I didn’t even cry about it.