The Silver Lining

Good afternoon all. I hope you are having a wonderful Friday and ready for a fantastic weekend. I know I am.

Well, I wrote yesterday about the opportunities afforded to me when one door of my career closed and another one opened. I have to say, there is definitely a silver lining to the whole loss of something you wanted so badly. While I enjoyed the work I was doing, it took a lot of my time. My personal writing suffered and I realized today how much my children suffered. Though I am lucky enough to be doing what I love at home and still be with my children, I didn’t realize that the time I was spending with them was far from quality time.

Today, I got caught up on a few house cleaning projects that have been left for another day, while I was busy. Most importantly though, I spent quality time with my 3-year-old. I got to see his little face light up as mommy played peekaboo and hide and seek with him. The little things that I have missed so much the last month and can finally do again. I am thankful for the blessing of my fabulous children and do not let a day go by without telling them how much I love them. But I had been taking for granted the time we spent together. I was not making it quality time and am happy to have been shown the error I was making.

This is my silver lining. Had that door not closed in my life, I would still be working the hours I was and missing out on the best time in my children’s lives. That is why I started writing from home to begin with. So I could be there for all of these little moments that mean the most.

So, today I just want to remind you all, as you get busy living life, remember to take time to enjoy the little moments that make for big treasures when they are gone. My children are my world and I am grateful for every moment I have with them. They are not ours forever and we need to cherish them while they are.

Our children are flowers that we must tend to and nurture so they can flourish and bloom. If we do not take the time now, before we know it they will be fully grown and gone. Then there will be no time to watch them grow or see that innocent smile. These are once in a lifetime moments, so make them count.

As always my friends, inspire to be inspired. Take life one precious moment at a time and take time to smell the peonies.

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