This song came across my Facebook page and it made me stop my work and just cry. I am so glad I heard it at the beginning of the summer and not the end. It made my commitment to being present even stronger. As the school year comes to a close and we celebrate a lot of accomplishments and milestones I just really want it to all slow down. Wasn’t I just picking out that lunchbox that is now full of holes (thanks to our Chocolate Lab) and clothes that are too short and shoes too tight. I felt like this year I was running to catch up to time, and never quite making it happen.
I can’t change time but I can change how I see it and how I treat it. No more as an enemy, no more complaining about how fast it is, I will stop and slow down myself. I will say no to more things that don’t matter and yes to eating ice cream cones and watching the rain.
This summer we are making a list of things we want to do, and I am going to try to push us out of our routines and into more adventures. My goal is to be present and really listen to my children and just slow down.
Here are some Summer Bucket lists we are using to inspire us:
Time2Save Summer Bucket List Printable