All to often life passes us by in a quick haze of the daily grind. We fill our calendars full of things, whether for ourselves or our families. We are busy, too busy really. And then we fill our to do lists with even more. Today, everyday, every week, take a moment.
Take this moment to...
Hold your child while they sleep (even though your other child is watching tv)
To help your child, even though you know that they can do it on their own (and despite the fact that you are frustrated having to help them)
To answer the questions
To talk to God and thank him, even for the smallest things
To breath in the scent of your child, for that baby smell quickly turns into kid smell and then they are grown
To snuggle, rock, and carry them, because one day they won't ask any more
To be present with what is going on around you and in front of you (put the phone, the tablet, the distractions down)
To slow down, give things up, free your calendar
To say no to things that bring no joy and weigh you down, and yes to those that make your heart sing and bring you happiness
To give a smile away and to share laughs
To share stories
To give your loved ones a hug, a squeeze, an arm around their shoulders
To tell those most dear to you that you love them, they are amazing, beautiful, and how much they mean to you
Take a moment, this moment