Friday, August 26, 2011

This Moment

Last night, after a full day of work dealing with attorneys, rushing home to run to the tailors to pick up Bella's Taekwondo uniform, feeding Bella before Daisy meeting, going to Daisy meeting, and getting home at 8pm (still in slacks and heels), I found this:

Grant it, my son had warned me that he had not done the dishes prior to locking himself out of the house, but that didn't stop the annoyance and frustration from overtaking me.  

However, through the haze of anger, I remembered a blog post I had read earlier in the day over at Inner Bliss.  I could allow the anger to consume me and ruin the rest of my evening, or I could reframe it and embrace it.  

So, the pile of dishes has become my moment that I want to cherish and savor today because, one day in the not too distant future, there will no longer be piles of dirty dishes in the sink.  After a full days work, no errands, and no Daisy meetings (as those will be long forgotten), I will come home to two coffee mugs...and that will mean my babies have grown up and moved on...and I will miss the pile of dirty dishes that were the symbol of a full house.

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  1. Yes, you will miss them so you are right to just embrace all the messes as it shows lots of living going on in your home! Have a great weekend Gail.xx
    PS- the picture of the chickens is from my newest group that I hatched this past April.

  2. You're absolutely right! I try to remind myself of this same thing all the time.

  3. Wonderful Gail, I love how you recentered yourself and remembered what's important ;). It is so hard sometimes I agree :).
    Have a great weekend!

  4. we do our snake breath and try to stay centered in these moments. not always easy, for sure! happy weekend!

    my moment:

  5. My mom says she misses the mess I used to make. I am not sure why ;o)
    Just remember to breathe !