I read this quote on Pinterest the other day. It said something like: “What are you going to do today? Is it worth trading a day of your life for?”
How’s that for a reality check?
Truthfully, there are many days where I’m not living well, as in living intentionally, living on purpose, living in the fullness of life that’s available to me.
Too often, I’m doing my best to balance and juggle and survive…
Can I make it to nap time? Can we just get through the dinner hour? Oh bedtime, where are you? Oh WEEKEND where are you?
But this—this apple-slicing, block-stacking, bum-wiping, shoe-tying, laundry-folding, dishwasher-loading day—is reality. (My current reality at least.)
It is life in motion. Already happening. Not waiting for anyone.
I don’t like to get to the end of the week and think, what exactly did I do?
Granted, being an at-home mom makes my successes difficult to quantify, but even if I can’t see immediate fruti of my labor and investment, I still have a fairly good idea whether I’m doing a good job living or not.
So this is something I’m constantly working on. Or maybe even not working at, but trying to rest in…. This grace that comes from actually being present in the moment. Living my days on purpose.
I want to be an old lady that looks back on life and says, Mmmmmm, that was one glorious life I lived.
But I also want to be a young woman saying the same thing.
What have I done today that was worth trading a day of my life for? And what about tomorrow?
Q for you: How are you spending your days? Is what you did today worth trading a day of your life for?
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Adriel also writes on parenting & motherhood at The Mommyhood Memos.