After being away from blogging for a two months…I’m back. I took some time to disconnect.
Today I start back after a wonderful weekend with my Dad. We didn’t do anything too big but just enjoyed each other’s company. And as we both get older, I am learning to enjoy every little moment together. Tomorrow anyone one of us could be gone from earth. And I want to make sure I don’t lose sight of every precious moment.
We were driving home from church today and we started talking about how precious life is and how little time we actually get to really just enjoy moments with family. We are spread out across many different states (and countries!) and I start to realize how those moments when we talk on the phone each day really matter a ton. And how disengaging for a few minutes is so important to really listen to the other person on the line. Since we don’t live super close, when we are together, it is so important to be present. But day to day, the phone calls and funny moments we share with each other is what will make up our memories….in between those rare face to face moments a few times a year we are together.
I hope we each take a minute each day to be thankful for the family we still have here on earth. And to thank god for the health (mental and physical) we are awarded each day we can breathe another breath. Because honestly, so much of life is stressful and anxiety driven, we forget how lucky we are at times. I want to appreciate this time in my life where my entire family (that is alive) is healthy and relatively happy. And make sure to pay attention to how this feels, our conversations, and our time together. So that these memories are ingrained in my head. And so these moments will get me through the hard times with no regrets. Say I love you. Mean it. Put down your phone and listen. Smile. Make each other laugh. Kiss and hug your loved ones. Make sure you make time for family. We only get one and life is precious.
A year from now, everything you’re stressing about you won’t remember. But you will remember your laughs, joys, tears, and memories with your family. So don’t forget to enjoy and make them when you get a chance vs so focused on petty and work driven stress.
My blog today is a reminder to myself as much as to anyone else. Today, I want to remember this moment and breathe. Be still and appreciate the hug from my Dad.