Yesterday, I posted this photo to my Facebook page:
Last night, as Ella was going to bed, she kept requesting one more cuddle. One more kiss. One more hug. It got me thinking about this to do list, instead of my regular to do list. The never ending list of things that “need” to be done.
In a world filled with busy, do we really take the time we need to give our children what they need? I ask this, because lately, I don’t feel like there are enough hours in the day. I feel slightly overwhelmed with the length of my to-do list, and that I don’t smile often enough. I don’t feel like I have the time.
This photo reminds me, that the to-do list that I should focus on isn’t the one that I am focusing on. If I’m not able to get work done with a smile on my face and joy in my heart, then there’s really no point in doing it. It reminds me that love and happiness are more important to my children than anything. It reminds me of why I work hard. It reminds me that my girls are the most important “work” I’m doing right now and that they need to come first and that their day needs to be filled with this list. Here’s to making that happen!