Forget about “to-do”…what about “to-enjoy”?

Today, just like everyday, I was highly anticipating naptime. Once both kids were down, I went straight to my computer to edit some photos. After about 15 minutes of quiet went by, I heard my 1 year old rustling and fussing in her bed. I tried to ignore it, hoping she would fall back asleep, but no such luck. I got her bottle and huffed into her room thinking, “This is my ONLY time…how dare you interrupt it!” I was hoping that a drink of milk and a 2 minute cuddle would do the trick so I could get back to my quiet time.

She drank a little bit of the bottle, then pushed it away. She looked up at me and gave me a big smile, then she started humming (she is my little music lover). So I hummed back at her and she giggled. She kept putting her hands up to my mouth so that I would kiss them. She did it over and over again and thought it was more funny each time. We hummed, we gave loves and kisses….and I was able to take a second and really realize how beautiful her eyes are. I wondered what she would look like when she got older. In that moment of quiet, I realized how much I adore her…and that I want her to be happy forever. Then, I laid her back in bed and she feel asleep.

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When I came out of her room, I looked at the clock and realized that only 12 minutes had gone by. 12.  If I would have been on my computer, I would have edited 1…maybe 2 pictures. Big deal. What’s 12 minutes?

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Today it was a sweet little moment with my baby…
Tomorrow maybe it will be telling stories with my 3 year old…
Or snuggling my husband…
Or making a really yummy hot breakfast for my family…
Or calling to talk to a friend…
Or going outside with my kids…
Or making someone feel EXTRA special…
Or painting my toenails…
I feel like I get so caught up in my “to-do” list and don’t give enough time to my “to-enjoy” list. Today I learned that 12 minutes isn’t much…but taking a a few minutes out of our non-stop busy lives to LOVE, FEEL, LISTEN & ENJOY feels really, really good.

Comments

  1. astrid says:

    That was beautiful!!

  2. How true and what a great reminder to all of us to enjoy the simple things life has to offer.

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