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Friday, May 13, 2011

Enjoy the Unexpected

Yesterday I took my Palmer to school with the intention of dropping him off and enjoying his last day of preschool. Ever.

I had a workout on the schedule (long overdue), some writing, some cleaning, a shower, pay the bills.  Well, you get the idea.

Instead, I stayed. I stayed at preschool watching my boy and his friends enjoy their last day. They had so much fun. He had so much fun. Yesterday I wanted to bottle up preK and save it. Yesterday I cherished it. It was an unexpected joy.

Last night Alyssa had a choir performance. Also a joy. I set aside everything yesterday to just enjoy where my kids are right now. That carried over into today. When unexpectedly a child stayed home sick.

Instead of giving into the worry, anxiety and overwhelming duties that are so much easier to do child-free, I am choosing to just enjoy where they are. Especially when it is with me!

And thankfully, Blogger has been down (and I'm not writing enough posts to catch up today) so I have been able to have all this unscheduled fun guilt-free since I got behind on my "31 Days Closer to" posts! LOL

Start changing your focus by choosing to see the joy in the unexpected instead of the inconvenience.

This is the very day God acted—
      let's celebrate and be festive!
   Salvation now, God. Salvation now!
Oh yes, God—a free and full life! Psalm 118:24-25 The Message
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1 comment:


A little extra time . . . compliments of blogger . . . was nice. Glad you got to enjoy your moments with your kids.