Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Is my life?

Is my life empty because I don't get to go clothes shopping? 

Is my life empty because I don't have a useful, satisfying or fulfilling career?

Is my life empty because I don't spend 20 hours a week rushing my kids from one activity to another?

Is my life empty because I don't get to buy new shoes for the fun of it?

Is my life empty because I go out with friends so seldom that a tupperware party invitation seems like a fanciful day out that I probably won't be able to attend?  

Is my life empty because we don't go out to dinners at nice restaurants or take vacations?

No.

My life is full because my Master's eyes sparkle when he smiles at me.  And mine sparkle back when he swats my butt. 

My life is full because I have dear friends that love me, even when I don't get to see them all the time. 

My life is full because I stop in the living room to high five or hug my kids, just because I love them.  

My life is full because I take pauses to watch birds, pet dogs, feel the rain or smell the leaves.

My life is full because my kids show kindness, and I know it is partly because we have taught them by example to be kind.  

My life is full because when the littlest kid accidentally broke Master's favorite tea mug, he simply said "Don't worry, we'll get a new one," and comforted the child who utterly distraught. 

My life is full because the older child loves some of the same books I do and we talk about them.  I read some of his books just because he says "Mom, you must read this!  It is great!" and sometimes they are.  

I have enough.  


6 comments:

  1. Brilliantly said and a lesson to us all!

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  2. Phenomenal. Thanks for the reminder to see the important things in life!!

    Hugs,
    Fiona

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  3. yep, it really is the simple things, the things that cost nothing which are more valuable.

    x

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  4. awww ksst, beautifully said!

    soummer

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  5. Thanks, you guys. Sometimes I just need to remind MYSELF of this.

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  6. This is beautiful. I think in the chaos of our lives sometimes it is easy to forget the little things that make our lives...ours. And those things are wonderful!

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