These days I live for our simple Sunday mornings. It’s one of my favorite parts of the week and our little family tradition keeps us grounded.
We finally found our groove with going to church and even though mass with a toddler can be a bit stressful, it’s worth it. Afterwards we always get coffee, usually at our favorite coffee shop but sometimes we’ll add breakfast to the mix. If it’s nice we’ll head to the park or walk around our little downtown. This little dose of spontaneity is exactly what we need.
Either way, the timing usually works out perfectly and afterwards we’ll get home just in time for nap time and we’ll take a few hours to ourselves to relax and recharge.
For years I worked towards balance and I do believe that lately I have found it. I’m working hard professionally and moving myself forward, doing the best I can as a parent, keeping our household running like clockwork, finding time for my marriage and friends while making sure to take care of myself.
Balance is a good thing, but I have to admit that life lately has felt a bit unremarkable. The weeks pass quickly and sometimes working, parenting and taking care of our day-to-day can seem like a bit of a grind. But every now and again I’ll take a step back and remember that simple can be good.
The rest of our Sunday involves taking a few minutes to prep for the week, making something a little more intensive than our weekday meals for dinner and one final victory lap of winding down after bedtime where we soak up a bit of time as a couple before the work week begins.
This morning was a good reminder to slow down and enjoy this season of life. I’m grateful that I’ve found a balance in our day-to-day and take the opportunity to add some adventure to our lives when the opportunities present themselves.
What was one moment lately where you stopped to enjoy it?