Lately, I’ve been sitting back watching my kids play together and seeing a glimpse of what life will be like in another year or two. I see being able to concentrate on a different task while they entertain each other. The freedom to know that Tehya’s not going to put something in her mouth that’s too small if I turn away. That they will eventually figure out how to share without needing a “referee”. The “free” time this will create for me and I begin to wonder… what will it be like to relax a little and not be watching Tehya’s every move? What will it be like to see Ella off to her first day of kindergarten? Will she go off just as easily as she did for Preschool? Will Tehya continue to be as stubborn as she is now? Will they continue to be good friends? Will this mean that work won’t have to be done in the wee hours of the morning?
Then I remember something that I read recently. It’s about finding happiness in the NOW moments. It’s about asking yourself, what can I do right now to be happier, instead of thinking about how much better life will be when…
It leads me to wonder, how much better would this world be, if we all took 5 minutes at the start of our day and asked “What can I do today to be happier?” Maybe it’s something as simple as leaving work on time to spend an extra 5 or 10 minutes with your kids before bedtime. Maybe it’s a little more complicated like deciding to change your career path. Maybe it’s just reminding yourself to enjoy the moments. The moments that make you smile & the moments that make you cry.
So here’s my challenge for you… the next time you catch yourself wondering “what if…”, stop, smile and be present in the moment.
Happy Wednesday 🙂
p.s. sorry there’s no cute image to accompany this post today… I was busy enjoying the moment, not documenting it 😀