"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it." -- William Feather
Do you postpone joy?
You know what I mean. Sidestep your spouse’s kiss because you have to get the
kids up for school? Hurry your child along the sidewalk when she’s doing her dance
steps? Refuse your kids’ invitation to a snowball fight? Turn away from the sunset
because you have to fix dinner? Miss out on reading to your kids now that they
can read their own bedtime stories? Wish you could take a bubble bath but check
your email instead?
We’re all guilty of taking the joy that pours into our lives for granted. We let
it slip right through our fingers, in the name of efficiency and responsibility.
But what if reveling in that joy is part of what makes you a more inspired parent?
What if you and your spouse need those kisses to stay connected so you’re a better
parenting team? What if enjoying your daughter’s dancing on the sidewalk
helps her start the day basking in your love? What if that snowball fight
is just what you need to defuse tension and re-connect with your kid? What
if those bedtime stories give your child the much-needed message that you’ll always
be there for a snuggle, no matter how old she gets? What if that bubble bath
would help you be a more patient parent tomorrow? What if you never know which
sunset is your last?
Would you do anything differently?
Why not start today?