I was feeling that way today as I was looking back on the summer. The kids start school on Monday, so today was the last "official" weekday of summer to let them sleep in, and hang out with friends, and go to the pool.
There have been those moments this summer when the girls were getting on each other's nerves and fighting, or they were bored, or I was feeling frazzled trying to juggle work projects and keep the girls happy. Yet now that the summer is coming to an end and it passed by so quickly, it feels like we've had the most relaxing, enjoyable summer. We didn't "do" a lot of things, we just really kicked back and relaxed. We've been together and it's been really nice.
Yet I couldn't "shake" this feeling that maybe I didn't enjoy it as much "in the moment" as I should have. These days it's really easy to get wrapped up in our devices between the iPads and iPhones and TV's and games. Or to get wrapped up in the daily "have-to's" and miss the best special moments of the day.
I thought about this idea a lot today and realized that I need to focus on being more focused on the "present moment". Less multi-tasking and more focus, listening, and enjoyment of the moment! What about you? Are you cherishing every moment while you're in the moment or are you looking back fondly on memories of good times and wishing you had a chance for a "repeat"?
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count it's the life in your years." ~ Abraham Lincoln
Love and Prayers,