January 8, 2020
Like many people in our society, I’m looking to push past the status quo. Questioning, is there should be more that I should be doing? How can I be more successful? More, more, more.
But what if instead of striving to be more, do more and have more, we are content with what we have right this moment? What if instead of worrying about the future and what it will bring, we focus our attention on all the good we have going on presently.
There’s a part of me that future trips especially towards next fall when I will have more time to myself during the day. I wonder about what I will do when my kids are in school. Should I get a job? Should, should, should…
Then what happens is I lose track of the here and now. I forget that I am doing my most important work right now with my children. Being a full time mother. I am there for them to get them up and usher them off to school. When they need me to hug them, I’m there. Deep conversations, I’ve got you. Playing chauffeur, done. And coincidentally, where we have the best talks. Cooking and baking together, sure thing. Teaching them new things and also learning from my kids, it’s all I’ve ever wanted.
So why is it, that being a full time mother isn’t enough? It so is.
Sure, it doesn’t pay monetarily, but giving my unconditional love and receiving it in return is more important to me than any paycheck could ever give me.
Instead of looking toward the what if’s of my unknown future, I’m going to remind myself to CONSTANTLY to be present. Because it’s pretty damn amazing and I don’t want to miss a second of it.
Are you truly grateful for where your life is RIGHT now?