It seems like if I am not careful, I spend my time doing things that are not necessarily important. I heard a quote the other day that went like this...
"A WISE MAN ONCE DISTINGUISHED BETWEEN 'THE NOBLE ART OF GETTING THINGS DONE' AND 'A NOBLER ART OF LEAVING THINSG UNDONE.' TRUE 'WISDOM IN LIFE,' HE TAUGHT, CONSISTS OF 'THE ELIMINATION OF NON-ESSENTIALS.' ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf
So it is a daily question that I have to ask my self " What non-essentials steal my time? Am I truly doing what matters most? As Mother's Day quickly approaches I ask myself this question a lot. Am I really focusing on being the type of Mom and Nana that I want to be? That my kids and grand-kids need me to be? I also have to ask myself this question a lot... 'In the grand scheme of things, will what I am doing right now even matter?'
For now I am trying to enjoy this different season my family is going through, and that I am going through as a Mom. This ALMOST EMPTY NESTERS thing is still very new to me, and I am trying to understand it and learn how to live with it, but it isn't easy. I pray that this week that we will take inventory of our life and what non-essentials are stealing our TIME. Once we figure that out, may we then have the courage and the strength to change it. The essentials in life, many times are the small and simple things! Good night dear friends.
"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
-- Washington Irving
"A mother understands what a child does not say." ~ Jewish proverb
"You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going." ~ P. J. O'Rourke