Yesterday I was with sitting in my backyard with my daughter after the majority of the day was overcast and rainy, enjoying the few hours of sunshine in the afternoon. There was this little breeze that just barley touched my skin and would occasionally give me goose bumps. My daughter was splashing in our pool and laughing, and it was just one of those picture perfect moments that you read about in a book.
It occurred to me then that most people plan all year for that awesome family vacation…that moment when you are doing nothing but enjoying time. You aren’t rushing from one place or activity to the next and you can just be. These moments are precious because they feel so rare; and I swear time is just flying by so quickly, and all you want is to just have a few of those moments where things fall into place.
More often than not, our house is usually a little quieter; but recently we’ve have a string of things happening that have shaken things up and all of sudden I’m not appreciating those small moments. It made me think about how often I let these moment slip through my fingers, taking for granted this time that I have been gifted.
So, my thought was that everyone should establish some kind of “breakroom” in their house, a dedicated space that you go that gives that “moment.” I’m not talking about in front of the TV, I’m talking about a place where you aren’t distracted by everything else going on and can just be. At our house, I think that’s the backyard. When I sit back outside, there’s this weight that gets lifted from my shoulders and I feel more at ease, you know?
Do you have a place where you can “be” in your house? Would you share that below?