I am kind of embarrassed to say then whenever I am having a conversation with a friend
and they ask that common question 'So how are you guys doing?!'
My brilliant mind sputters and finally spits out
'We are goood. . . just really buuuuuusy'
I have been asking myself lately, why does my life have to be defined by busyness. . .
by all the things that tie up our schedule. . .
by our constant running here and there. . .
It's already June 6 and my mind starts freaking out because life just keeps flying by.
I would hate to get to my 80's and look back and only be able to remember my frantic scurrying around.
My goal for June is this. I will not give my classic answer when people ask how we are doing.
Instead how about trying this --
'We are having an awesome journey of fixing up our house. Gosh, drywall and mudding can be tough!'
'We had an awesome time celebrating our anniversary in Chicago. How has a year flown by already?'
'We are really enjoying the start of a youth group we are leading. It's cool building relationships with teenagers.'
Life is too short to get lost in my calendar and schedules. So today I am embracing the beauty of the moment by spending the afternoon with my sisters. I will go with my armful of fabric I've been wanting to sew into things. I will try and convince us to make chocolate chip cookies. And most of all, I will choose to look at every small moment of beauty and nix the pressure of busyness.
How are you embracing your beautiful moments today?!