Being Intentional

I struggle with being intentional. A LOT. I feel like sometimes I just get by the days on autopilot and nothing is done on purpose. Do you ever feel like that? It’s easy to get wrapped up in the every day, mundane tasks and not taking time to do something on purpose.

A few days ago my three oldest needed to snuggle with me rightthatveryminute and, of course, all at the same time. Thankfully the baby was asleep so my hands were free. They all climbed onto my lap and after trying to all get comfortable for a few minutes, through a few tears and whining, it worked. Everyone found a spot on my lap and Eva grabbed a blanket for us to share. It was such a nice moment, we all sat there for about 10 minutes and took pictures. If I’m honest, the picture-taking was mostly to get the twins to sit still and stop wigging.

Last night I was looking through those photos and I realized that I probably wouldn’t have asked them to all claw up my legs to sit on me for photos. It just kind of happened. And I’m so happy it did because the more I thought about it the more it dawned on me that one day they won’t all fit on my lap at the same time anymore, or worse, they won’t want to sit on my lap because they’ll be grown.

Be intentional about something today. It can be choosing healthier meals, or taking a photo that you will cherish in the future, or even telling someone you love them.

 

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