Living for the moment

Day 2. I don’t even know what to call this challenge. Behaving like a child? Being more childlike? I will probably just keep calling it different things each day depending on what I experience as I attempt to be more like my own children. Minus the tantrums. For now.

I think one of the things I admire about my children is how they only know how to live in the moment. Today I was not very successful at that. I was so busy doing way too many things at once. I am thrilled at what I accomplished, but was it at the expense of being able to live in the moment? Is it possible to live in the moment and accomplish great things? I have read that it is. I like to believe that it is. Doing it is soooooo a different story.

I tried today, or I at least recognized when I was doing too much. After church I was meeting someone at a Starbucks to purchase boxing gloves. I was 15 minutes early which in kid speak is about 2 years. Ugh. There was a whole lot of play fighting and very loud laughter. This was all while I was trying to text and get in touch with the person I was supposed to meet. It was too much for my tender ears and overloaded brain. Instinct kicked in. “STOP…” I paused. Breathe. Be kid like. “No having fun in this car.”

“Mommy, you are kidding.” was the response I heard. Then, instant giggles. From everyone including me. I elaborated. “You are not allowed to have fun in the car. Or at home. Or anywhere!” More laughter. Lots of silliness. Phew. Crisis averted.

Day 2. I have a lot to learn.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.


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