Being in the moment, intention in the day. It goes back to my word of the year, smile. If I am always in my head thinking about things, analyzing and planning, then I can’t be right here. And right here is where I want to be!
I want to be outside in the yard with my babies, soaking up all the sun.
I want to be in the pew, next to my husband, learning more about Christ who saved me, and more about how to love others.
I want to be at the dinner table, listening to our 4 year old and 2 year old having an incredibly deep conversation about fabric (?!), and how we can help others by having Jesus in our hearts.
I don’t want to be worrying about what to cook for dinner, why the baby is crying- is she hungry, poopy, tired?!- or if I am forgetting to do something.
So I plan and prepare. I schedule the main things in our day (wake up time, feedings, meals, naps) and let the rest fall into place. It keeps me sane.
Most importantly it lets me be right here. In the moment.
And when I slip up and don’t plan our meals, or the events in our week? Everyone in our home can tell- because I’m not present; I am not wrapped up in our moments together, but thinking about tasks I haven’t accomplished, and what to fix for dinner.
One of my goals this weekend is to go through our freezer and fridge and plan out 2-3 more weeks of meals (because I am at the end of my last menu plan), and get some books reserved at the library for our next month’s homeschool.
Because being in these moments, the ones I promise myself I will remember always (knowing I won’t), is most important. I will never get these back.
How do you stay in the moment?