The other day, my son asked me to do something for him and I had a million things to do and I told him, “in a minute”. Turns out, he just wanted to share something about his day with me and
I missed it.
He eventually shared with me but I missed the moment he needed. Shortly after that, I came across something on Facebook from a writer I’ve never heard of. She wrote a book called Only Love Today and her name is Rachel Macy Stafford and she has really hit on something that is changing my mothering.
There are so many great reminders in this book. You must choose to love. I know it’s something I will always have out on my table. Each entry is a quick read and so worth the few minutes.
I find myself falling in to the trap of trying to change my children all the time. I’m not talking about when you try to teach them something or help them develop a useful character trait. I’m talking about trying to change them. Lesson 8 in this book is called “when I stopped trying to change you, you changed me.” It talks about learning to “pause to notice and pause to love.” We live such busy lives and we’ve fallen into a pattern where BUSY has become a badge of honor we wear proudly. Let’s let that go, shall we? Choose love.
Allow yourself to find simply joy in pausing and loving those around you. I’m guilty of saying “no” when someone wants to gather because I say I’m too busy. But what if we said “yes” a little more? I hope you enjoy this book as much as I am. It’s changing my mothering and changing the way I see things.