Time spent together doesnt cost a dime!
In a world full of flashy new things the latest and greatest gaming systems shuttling our kids from one activity to the next and working 40+ hours a week to fund all of the above do you ever stop and think "Isnt this all a little mad?" We did "all the things" this morning and I caught myself online shopping after I had spied a fellow Ball Hockey Mom wearing a cute pair of Lululemon workout pants. I nearly had myself convinced I needed those leggings too because 6 pairs of workout leggings isnt enough right?!. And I stopped.
ENOUGH already!! I looked around my untidy house piles of laundry papers laying around everywhere cupboards full of empty boxes that needed to be cleared out bags of "stuff" that had to be put away and felt SUPER overwhelmed. I looked at Dan and even though we just went away for a weekend felt like he was a stranger again because weve both been working so hard the last few weeks.
Sometimes it just gets to be a little too much doesnt it? Im sure Im not alone and the point of this post isnt to grab sympathies but maybe to bring awareness that for many of us I believe the busyness we live all goes back to wanting and "needing" more.
So I made a decision this afternoon that it was again time to scale back on checking out other womens outfits ignore my FB newsfeed full of friends shopping trips renovations etc and just be content with what Ive got going on in these 4 walls.
We spent the afternoon cleaning dancing to music while we vacuumed reminiscing while we purged "stuff" from every corner of our family room and then enjoyed a healthy meal at the table together.
I have to admit I pride myself on having a nicely decorated house a closet full of just the "right" clothes kids who arent embarrassed about the labels on their clothes and Dan and I work hard at our jobs to fund all of that but at the end of the day does any of that really matter?! When God calls us home none of it will be worth a thing but the TIME spent together strengthening our family bond so that we can go out and change the world matters FAR more!!! So what now?
Maybe its time t #lululemon
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