Sometimes life seems so full. Sometimes it feels too full. So many things needing attention, so much to be done each and every day, places to be, situations to deal with, problems to resolve, issues to worry about.
Sometimes all the little things that make up every day life become overwhelming.
Sometimes it feels like juggling, while blindfolded. And someone keeps adding in more items. And those extra items are angry kittens.
Sometimes, a thing happens.
A thing that makes you stop and really think about life.
Really think about it.
To think about all those little things you had been so concerned about.
And you think about what it means to be alive, and have a life to live, a life so full. Full of ups and downs, full of sadness and joy, full of love and adventure, full of hope and opportunity.
Today I don’t care about the leaves tracked in to my kitchen, the dog hair on my bed, the tangles in my youngest daughter’s hair. I’m going to stop worrying about what time I should go to sleep, if I’ve eaten too many candies, if my son forgot to turn in a school assignment. I’m not stressing about the laundry I didn’t put away, or that we don’t have someone’s favourite granola bars, or that the car is low on gas.
All of those little things are just that ‘little things’ and they only exist because they are attached to amazing, life filling big things.
I have a beautiful kitchen, the floor of which my husband and his friend tiled themselves. And my husband and I grouted together, finishing just days before some family came to visit. My family has meals together in my kitchen every single day.
I have a sweet, lovable dog that we adopted from the animal shelter last year and now can’t imagine life without.
My Little One likes to brush her own hair, she does her best because she values her self, and she can almost get those pesky nape-of-the-neck knots, but she’s still small enough to need her mama.
I have a safe, warm bed to sleep in every night.
I’m so lucky I received lots of my favourite treats for my birthday.
My son is a smart kid, he just needs help with organization but he has great teachers and he is doing well in school.
My bank account has enough funds to buy new cozy cold weather gear for the whole family.
My pantry is stocked with enough food for my family each and every day. My kids never go to bed hungry.
We have a safe, reliable family vehicle. My husband is able to take care of all the maintenance and I try real hard not to leave too many snack wrappers and scraps of paper in the cups holders 😉
My life is full. So very full.