finding magic in the mundane...
A few days ago I was reminded yet again of the power of searching for the magic in the mundane.. After two weeks of conference, birthdays and crazy travel with the whole family ( aka the traveling circus ha) We finally were home...and it felt good.
As we all came inside and kicked our shoes off it wasn't to long before the realities of life set in yet again. We needed to bath the kids, order some dinner get the laundry on and get the kids to bed before they had to be up bright and early for school the next day.
So I rushed the kids upstairs to have a bath, ad there they were ....clean and in fresh pjs laying on my bed all abit exhausted but all happy to be home . And what started out a plan to get everything done in a hurry....kids bathed fed and into bed turned into a snuggle/storytelling fest for the next hour. We all talked and laughed and reminisced on all the fun things that we did on our travels. And it made me realize yet again that there is something so special about allowing yourself to stop long enough to be present in the moment. For the next hour I took in every little detail... The way their hair smelt, all freshly washed from the bath, ( best smell in the world!) the way they were all snuggled in, legs all touching each others....mainly because our bed was at max capacity ha. I studied the way their little faces lit up when they were telling the stories of what their favorite parts of the trip were. AND BONUS! they were all getting along too! which was a Christmas miracle in itself! haha . I saw first hand the wonder in their eyes as I gave them my undivided attention and even though we were laying there amongst a messy bedroom surrounded by piles of laundry with hungry tummys, somewhere in between dinner and bedtime WE were together. And we were present... and that as all that mattered that was enough. just being in the moment enjoying each others company. I made a mental note to self that day to freeze-frame and cherish those moments we get more often. because I know I will look back one day and realize those little moments were the ones that I tucked away in my heart as some of the most cherished memories.
Lets make a commitment to find the magic in the mundane, whatever that looks like.
“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you`ll look back and realize they were the big things.”- Kurt Vonnegut.
All my love,