I'm just thinking lately about the balance of life and feeling like you have & do enough. Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. There's never enough time to: clean, play, exercise, cook, teach, pray, and on and on. If I take the day to play with my little one, then it seems the house is a mess and there's no dinner and I haven't talked to my friends and family or sent them the pictures they always want.
Some days I actually balance all the balls and feel like wonder-woman - but inevitably the next day I am dragging like I just ran a marathon. I'm lucky - I stay at home and only have one little man to think about... do not ask me how some women seem to pull off several children, an out-of-the-house job, and all the errands of life. I have no idea!
This must be on my mind because of talking to my husband last night about books clubs & nights out, phone calls & chores. I told him what I know to be true - we just enjoy where we are in each moment of life and let the rest wait a while.
I may not always be the most responsive daughter (Sorry Mom, I'll call soon!) and I may not get out of the house a lot (Sorry friends, I do want to see you, promise!) but I am a dedicated Mother spending most of my day on the floor or in the sand and it brings me joy. If you can say that, can't the rest of your to-do list wait a while?