It is far to easy to be swept away in the to-dos of living. The details that carry us downstream so fast we hardly take time to enjoy the view.
Things like housekeeping, cooking, writing, and schooling fill the time, occupy thoughts, and distract from the LIFE that is streaming by. Not that we can't LIVE while doing these things, its just sometimes we don't. We methodically get things done, paying little attention to the people around us. Suddenly another month is gone in a blur leaving behind the lingering questions of where did it go and what actually happened?
Lately I've found myself carried away in the to-dos.
Lucky for me, I have two 4-year olds who call me out and force me to focus on, well, them.
It sounds something like this: "Listen to me with your whole face mom."
So I look up, observe, listen, take in the scenery and unwrap the moment.
I participate in the lives around me, if only for a minute.
And even though the current doesn't slow down and the to-dos still need to be done, the ride becomes more enjoyable because two little boys take turns reminding me to relish the view.