Sunday, March 2, 2014
I sit here, this rainy Sunday, in a warm, quiet house. I am enjoying where I am right now. All who know me, are aware this could change at any moment. With three kids, ages 12, 9 and 2, the energy and needs are in constant motion and screaming is often involved. We have already been to a basketball game, a birthday party, lunch and a clothing store. My youngest sweetie fell asleep in the car (I love that, easiest baby to transfer). The 12 year old is playing a game next door, and my marvelous middle is have a club meeting in the garage. The sounds of the girls laughing and the washing machine humming, and the smells of my balsam fir in my Young Living diffuser, are amazing. As I sit here, I struggle with all the lists of things I need to do, I walk past the four loads of laundry to fold. I am practicing being present. Actually sitting doing nothing. This is hard in our fast pace world, of hurry up, get it done, must do more, must be the best, etc. I have found when I'm overwhelmed with to do's I just say to myself, "I am doing exactly what I'm supposed to be doing." I may have to say it over and over, but it forces me to override the mind chatter and self judgement. When I stop, I am aware of what is most important, my family and the present.