|Taking time for the important things.Oswego Sunset, March 28, 2015|
Do you ever get overwhelmed by all the diddly, piddling little things we have to do to maintain organization in our lives? I do, I admit it.
Today I took the time to dust the cobwebs from the ceilings and walls. I vacuumed everywhere.
Today I also hugged my daughter. Again and again.
Today I took the time to clean off and redecorate the mantle.
Today I had a heart to heart conversation with my good friend.
Today I made sure to clean my kitchen windows, the mirrors in the entryway and the glass on the coffee table.
Today while taking the garbage cans in I spoke with my newly widowed neighbor, assuring him we were right across the street if he needed anything.
Today I cleaned the the shelves in my refrigerator.
Today I sat with my beautiful mother, coaxing her to eat so she can build up her strength to return home.
Today I did not get everything done on my to do list. I didn't make my bed or do enough laundry. I only graded half my papers. I felt a little frustrated and unproductive.
However, today as I was driving home I looked at the sunset and realized something. In the twilight of the evening while the sun was setting, I could say to myself: "Today I did the really important things. I expressed love, fostered friendship, and showed caring."
If you did one of these things today, consider yourself a success.