I just spent two hours in the swimming pool with my kids. That was two hours I could have been writing. Cleaning. Reading. Doing laundry. Checking email. Drinking tea. Watching TV. Crocheting. But instead, I spent it exercising, laughing, hugging, chasing, catching - building memories. That time will be treasured far beyond any time I spend doing the other stuff. (Well, for me, the writing is important, but for the kids...not so much.)
So, what's more important? All the little things that jam up our schedule? Or spending time with family and friends? Yes, those things have to get done. But when I see my kids' faces light up because they know I was watching as they dove under water or came down the slide...I know. I know that the time I give them is precious. And I also know that it's dwindling away quickly. I am choosing my kids.
Give your little ones a big squeeze. And if you don't have any, do something special for yourself. It's important.
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