One of my goals for 2013 is to be present and experience more of my life. I want to ensure that I am appreciating the every day moments that we often take for granted. I sat down and counted back to 31 days and starting thinking:
I have made 31 breakfasts.
I have made 31 lunches.
I have made 31 dinners.
I have served 31 snacks. At least.
I have poured countless glasses of milk. Some with chocolate. Some without.
I have enjoyed 31 good nights. And more than 31 good night kisses.
I have been blessed with 31 good mornings. Full of hugs and cuddling.
I have crafted, baked, painted, and colored with crayons.
And, I have done all of those things without really appreciating a single one of them.
31 days ago, the world lost 20 innocent children and 6 devoted adults in a tragic shooting in Newtown. There are 26 families who would give anything to trade places with me. To have the opportunity to do all of the things that I have nearly ignored the last 31 days.
Today, I am reminded of my commitment to the 26 Acts of Kindness initiative that Ann Curry started on twitter. It’s time for me to focus more on doing for others and being present, and as a result, I’ll be experiencing more of my life.
What steps are you taking to experience more of your life?