Today I want to be truly present, not worrying about the future, or living in the past.
I do not want to be distracted by meaningless pursuits.
I want to remember what it was like to go through an entire day without thinking about what I should share on social media.
I want to write for the joy of writing, instead of trying in vain to figure out what people want to read.
I want to turn off the computer, the TV, the phone, and the radio while my kids are at school, and get lost in the rhythm of my own thoughts.
I want to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, the fresh air, and a good book, without hurrying to get on to the next thing.
I want to play in the yard with the kids, losing track of time, and coming in only after the sun goes down and it is time to eat dinner.
I want to have a meaningful conversation with each one of my kids when I tuck them in to bed, without rushing because I am frazzled and spent at the end of a tiring day.
I want to hug those kids tighter and see them more clearly for who they are, not who I want them to be.
I want them to feel of my love and my understanding, knowing that they are growing up way too fast, and that my influence on them will wane in the short years ahead.
I want to truly connect with my husband, reminding us of why we fell in love in the first place.
I want to love more fully, holding nothing back.
I want to leave behind the stresses and worries that so often fill my heart, and focus instead on the beauty and the blessings that are right in front of me.
I want to trust God with the things in my life that I cannot control, and allow myself to feel the peace that only He can give.
Today I just want to be. Unhurried. Undistracted. Peaceful. Present. Renewed.
I pray that God will bless me with the vision to embrace the things that are important, the courage to purge the things that aren’t, and the wisdom to know the difference.
That is my prayer for today.
What is yours?