I was blown away by a post a friend shared on her newsfeed a couple weeks ago. I had actually missed it, but my husband had picked it up and asked if I had read the post about ‘time waiting for no man’. He knows me very well – I love a bit of a motivational read. Especially on a rainy Monday night – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1173494419331814&set=a.942211435793448.1073741827.100000138013421&type=3&theater
This really stuck with me –
“At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
Not long after I read this there was the horrendous news about Paris which also gave a firm reminder of the many daily tragedies that face our world. I think of all the innocent souls whose journey here ended far too soon. They would be busy making plans for the future having no idea what lay ahead.
I am guilty at times of wishing away the here and now. I look forward to Charlie’s nap time so I can relax or get things done, to the days he doesn’t need to nap and I am free from the worry of routine, I look forward to the days both kids sleep all night AND lie in. I look forward to getting fitter and being able to run faster and longer. I look forward to Friday – what about Monday why can’t that be great too? It’s good to have goals and to be excited by the future – but what about the here and now? There are so many days I fail to see the beauty of the moment we are in. I often look forward to my first kid free coffee of the day (when Charlie naps and Bonnie is at nursery) yet so often I gulp it down. I should stop, sit down, enjoy the smell, relax and savour the quiet #wakeupandsmellthecoffee.
The other night I missed Charlie take four steps as I was rushing around – a lot of the time when Daddy gets home I see it as his turn to do kids stuff and my time to do adult stuff. This is healthy but some days I need to just stop. To enjoy watching Scott dancing and making the kids laugh, to enjoy building towers as a four rather than a three. I need to pinch myself and remember how lucky we are to be warm, to be safe. To be alive.
This post I read that cold, Monday night has stuck with me. I know it’s not realistic to walk around seeing the good in every moment of the day. I am however going to try and make time to enjoy the little things today – right here right now x