As May begins, the activity level enters a frenzied pace. All the end of the school year activities, concerts, playoffs, and tests to make sure that we got everything in that we could, pile onto each other just as the summer activities are ramping up. It’s enough to make you crazy as a parent trying to get everyone to everything. It’s so easy to just “get through” until the end.
Although, if we just “get through,” we’ll miss the moments to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of our labors as they are placed in front of us. If we focus on all the things that are not getting done, we miss the things that have been done already.
A friend of mine reminded me of this when she told me of a saying she had on her mirror for a while.
What I am doing today must be important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
Really, every day is like this. Every day we have the choice. We can see what is placed before us and engage with it, or look past it to something else. I recommend engaging.
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. (Psalm 118:24)