Recharge day. My husband gave me one of the things I have come to value most as a busy mother of two small children -- quality alone time. Among a few other things, I read this book cover to cover today. I needed it. I had temporarily lost track of the centering that it handed back to me.
Nothing has made me so sharply aware of both the beauty and fragility of life as motherhood. It has placed an entirely different lense over the world, challenging me to heal from the abundance of unfair wounds I incurred in childhood, show a love I was never shown, appreciate small joys rather than focusing solely on accomplishments, and be... just be... here, with them.
With each year that goes by, I understand more about who I am, who and what matter, how to be love to those I love, and what gives me purpose. I waste less time on the people and things that don't bring me joy, and try to make decisions that don't leave regrets. I am different from who I was five years ago, and if I have my way, I'll be different again in five more. That is where my intention lies, in never becoming stagnant. I want a life so full that by the time I am old, there is nothing left to want.
Goals set. Ready to go see my babies again.
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