Good Monday Morning!
Just a few quick thoughts this morning.
I have recently adopted two new ways to simplify my life and spend more time being here and now with those I am near.
The first thing is that in the morning, while I put my contacts in and get dressed, my dear sweet children get to play quietly in their nice warm room. It gives them a chance to play with the toys that are in there, and me a chance to gather my thoughts and prepare for my day quietly. Instead of starting my day harried and hurried, I start out calmly. Very good improvement.
The second thing is that I do not make or take phone calls on Monday. (Except from my mom). This way, I am able to work on my list of things to do without interruption. I have come to realize that I do not have to answer the phone every time it rings. I am not its slave. The phone is a tool for me to use as I need it. I am glad to have freed myself of one more possession- I may still own it, but it does not own me.
Free at last, free at last, I thank God I'm free at last. (Almost)
Today's bribe picture comes from this past summer- every night we tuck our babies in bed and read them a story and say our prayers. (And enjoy a good paci or two, as seen above.) Don't worry, we always move Cade to his own bed.