There is so much in this life that make it worth everything we put into it. Of course, I think we put most of our stock into the big things. Our jobs, running the day to day schedule for our families. However, I don't think we stop enough to just revel in the small things. The simple enjoyment of knowing you have a job that supports that family. Being a little late every couple days just to enjoy the sweet faces that call you mommy or daddy. It's the little things that I have come to find make this life the sweetest. It's of course taken a good many years to finally become aware of this realization, but I fully intend on reveling as often and frequent as possible.
Just this weekend, I couldn't help but take in the little profiles of my sons. WOW!! They really do look just like their dad. It was the most beautiful and sweet reminder as my husband, their dad, is deployed right now. It brings awareness to my mind, to my heart, to my soul that God is nudging us in little ways all around us. To give us happiness and remind us of His presence. Reminding us to trust in Him above all to care for us.
I haven't been having the best go at work lately. I have been finding it difficult to even muster the energy to go in. In the military we have quite a bit of order and discipline, which falls in line with having a good number of leadership. This is basically an unprecedented amount of boss bureaucracy. So, long story short, with all this leadership I am always hopeful to be communicated with and cared for...ie. have open dialogue with my boss about the day to day struggles so work and I can stay flexible to what life throws at you, especially since they have deployed my husband and I am a single mother of 2 right now. However, this has not been the case.
But back to the point of reveling...I do feel God's constant nudging to stay humble and most importantly open to the beauty, to the little things that surround me every day and make this life worth every breath.
I have gleaned a huge appreciation as of late for not putting too much stock in what it is we do (our jobs). Sure it would be wonderful to just be head over heels in love with what we do everyday, but the reality for most of us is that just is not tangible. And that is ok. WE have the power and control to look around and take in those little things. The snow in the trees that make them look oh so whimsical, the clouds in the sky that turn into an amazing portrait at the end of the day.
The point for me today is to take each breath with the subtle reminder that we were not put here to work each day away or get so caught up in our schedules that we forget to see the little things. WE were put here to love and find the love that God sends to us each day....in the little things.
I am a Christ follower, a wife, a mother of 3 boys and was an active duty member of the United States Air Force for 8 1/2 year. I medially retired in December 2018 from the Air Force and I know work as a Fitness and yoga instructor, I run the customer service experience for a local swim school and I am a Doula. I am also working on my Master's in social work.