It’s been a busy week around our house. I’m not even sure where the week went. Suddenly it is Friday, I am exhausted and I’m hit by all the weekend to do’s to get done. We spent a little time outside, just enjoying the spring weather this evening. Ok, that’s not entirely true. My son enjoyed the spring weather and I raked the backyard – after all, I can multitask and get a few things done while also spending time outside with my son.
I realize that I am often so determined to make ‘the most’ of my time, that I am not really just enjoying the little moments. It actually takes effort on my part to slow down and do less. To maybe just be outside PLAYING WITH MY SON. But I know it is important to do, not just because I am supposed to, but because it is in those moments of focused awareness of the simple and wonderful parts of life that I get the most pleasure. Sure I get a sense of satisfaction at getting things done, but at the end of the weekend what I will remember is the time devoted to my family.
So I’m committing to not always try to multitask, especially on this holiday weekend. I am committed to savoring the little moments, from watching my son enjoy the sun and fresh air, to maybe just watching a favorite television show without surfing the web or typing on my laptop at the same time. On that note, I better shut this thing down…
What are you committed to focusing on this weekend? What small things will you savor?