The house is quiet tonight. Usually, my blogs consist of stories about the four grandchildren running in circles around my computer while I sporadically insert another word into what will later be edited due to their “assistance” in typing (or some version of our beautiful harmonious chaos).
But, tonight, it is quiet. Two of the children are with my mother while the other two are off with their mommy visiting my adult step-son from a previous marriage. (I divorced his father, not him!) In fact, I think very highly of this young man for all that he has accomplished and I enjoy visiting with him and his family as well. However, tonight, I chose to stay in and take in the quietness.
Of course, working from home, this is my time to catch up on all of the assignments that I have not gotten around to and to review other available ones so that I can keep that Christmas/Birthday/Piggybank cash flowing in. The problem is, I have finished up quite a bit of this and now find myself sitting in a room full of toys reflecting on the year that all I could do was stare at toys in a quiet house.
I am so thankful that I am able to reflect. I think of all of the people that I know who seem to always complain about having family around or having responsibilities. Hell, I can’t say that I have not been guilty of that from time to time over the years, but I can say that I can look around now and say that I am truly blessed.
Take time for yourself but don’t forget just how precious the lives around us are and how much they add to our own.
Quiet time is a luxury, not a lifestyle!