Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time with family members I had not seen in quite a while. We had a great time eating together, laughing, jumping rope (that was mostly the kids), playing limbo and karaoke. Most of those activities were ones I had not done in years! However, it brought back the “kid” in me and allowed us to simply enjoy the moment.
In the busyness of life, most of us rarely take time to spend with family and enjoy the moment. Could we have been doing other things? Yes. There’s always something that can be done or needs to be done but we rarely take moments to just “be” and enjoy.
In your journey of life, take time to just “be”. Take time to laugh. Make time to be with your children and spouse. Take a few moments to step back from work or errands and explore something new. Once you find time to enjoy the journey, it makes life much more fulfilling and enjoyable. It also strengthens our relationships. We all need healthy relationships and what better way to enhance those than making time to be together.
Don’t allow life to pass you by without truly enjoying those around you. Sometimes it will require a sacrifice on your part, but it is always worth it. Challenge yourself to find time each day to breathe and simply appreciate life. Take time each day to express gratitude for those who have done something for you. Gratitude forces you to focus on the positive which leads to a better attitude and a better altitude.
Be still. Enjoy your journey.
~Coletta Jones Patterson
Coletta is an author, life coach, business executive and weekly blogger. Connect with Coletta at firstname.lastname@example.org.