Questions to Ask at the End of the Day:
* Did I have any eye-to-eye conversations with them?
* What did they tell me, or try to tell me, today?
* Did I slow down enough to enjoy them, or was my day too rushed?
* How have they changed from yesterday?
* Did I kiss my husband today?
* Did I treat him as my husband or as the hired help?
* What memories did I make for our family today?
* How can I do better tomorrow?
Each night, as I lay in bed, these questions run through my mind. Some days I am so pleased with the way my day turned out, that I smile myself to sleep.
Other days, I pray that God will give me one more day to do better.
Even with the best of intentions, some days just get away from me and I forget what matters most. I forget that the rewards in this life aren’t based on how clean my kitchen is or how my hair looks.
Most days, it takes a conscious effort to make me take my eyes off my to-do list and just enjoy my family.
My children won’t be little forever.
I want a husband, not a roommate.
We are a family.
That is what’s important at the end of the day.
***Marci Goodwin has a passion for helping people get the busyness and
clutter out of their lives so they can slow down and enjoy what is
really important. She readily admits she doesn’t have it all figured
out and is a work in progress experimenting on her family – a
self-employed husband, an 8-year-old daughter, and a 4-year-old son.
Marci can be found blogging about her journey and the evil of “busy” at Overcoming Busy.***