Isn't choice a wonderful thing?
In light of my recent daily experiences and one particular 'light bulb' moment, I have reflected on my ability to choose.
I feel extremely grateful that I have so many choices that I can make each day. I have enough clothes that I can choose what I'll wear to school this afternoon to pick up Lachlan. I live in a developed country which allows me to be able to choose what I'll make for dinner tonight. (Now if I could just think what that should be.....) Thankfully, the same country also allows me to choose my religion and worship freely.
Yesterday I woke up and made the choice to be happy. And I had an awesome day.
I chose to ignore the filthy floors and play with Hayden instead of vacuum. It was so fun!
I chose to calmly go about the morning routine and not worry about the fact that I had asked the boys about 7 times to get their shoes on - they were nicely chatting to their baby sister on the mat so I lovingly helped them with their shoes instead. Sitting there as a family provided a moment of real happiness. We all shared a little joke together and laughed.
I chose to enjoy the time I was privileged enough to have with my children yesterday. And we were all happier!
Sounds like pretty 'no-brainer' choices huh? Like, why wouldn't you want to play with your kids???
But sometimes this mothering caper is so busy and overwhelming that I need to make conscious choices to enjoy it. And boy, it feels awesome!!!