The other afternoon, A and I were going about our day and having an afternoon snack. The music played in the air and the light gently shined through the windows onto the floors. There she was smiling and giggling, and reached her arm out to share her snack with me. She loves to share with Ryan and I, it’s nothing really new, but in that moment everything stopped as she beamed with a large smile and a fit of giggles as I took a nibble. And while that moment stopped, I was completely and utterly weightless in my being and happy. And it got me thinking about being my best self.
My word for the year was intentional, and I have it written in at least 5 places.
My goal for the year was to be intentional as a wife and a mama, as well as, other ventures such as blogging and business.
After that moment with A, I really started thinking about when I am my best self.
I am at my best when I disconnect from social media and the rest of the technological world. The disconnection is so vital for me, especially since I have had A. I feel better when I disconnect.
I am at my best when I am living in the moment, the present moment at it’s purest not worrying or thinking about to do’s, just thinking about the moment I am living in right then and there. When I’m living for the moment, soaking up every last drop of it, counting my blessings knowing that within the next blink it will be a new moment.
I am at my best when I let lose of self-consciousness and live in the moment, no matter how silly, it doesn’t matter. Just like when Mmmbop came on the radio last Friday and there I danced around my living room floor with my sweet giggling little girl. That’s what life is all about, and it’s absolutely freeing.
I am at my best when I am creating beautiful pieces of art without harsh perfectionist tendencies and just letting the creativity flow.
I am at my best when I count every blessing that I have right here, and right now, not living in the dreams of tomorrows deep within the things we wish we had. Simply having a heart of gratitude of everything we do have.