24 April 2014

day 24: a talent

This one's tough, as I don't have an obvious talent.  I have a wanna-be hobby (scrapbooking with Project Life), but no talents.  It took me half a day of walking by this to recognize something that may not be a talent, but not everyone is able to do it (or thinks it's important).

So, are you ready?

My talent is...

...making every day count.

Because every day matters, no matter how busy we are or how tough things feel or how much money's in the bank or how much time is on the clock.

Every day matters.

I know deep down my kids won't remember the big things, or the details, but I know they'll remember how they FELT as children.  My prayer is that they feel loved and respected and cherished and challenged...and too many more to list here.

Back in the olden days, when I had more time on my hands, I blogged a lot more about the things I did to decorate for each season, or mark each occasion or milestone.  I still do that stuff, but maybe not as well as a few years ago.  I think the important thing is that I still do it.

Like today, James is out of town and the kids and I are just exhausted (see days 16-22).  In years past, standardized testing days have merited cute gifts and banners and fun table decorations, but I'm just not there today.  But I still made it a special morning for my science tester, even though the table display leaves much to be desired.  I'm hoping just the fact that I did it counts.  Fingers crossed!

I have a bit of free time this afternoon, so I'm going to try to get my Project Life organized so I can catch up in the next few days.  We'll see how it goes, but I know it won't happen if I don't try.  

Another one of my talents that aren't really talents:  happys.  I can make a happy out of just about anything, just ask my family and friends.  We are winding up an entire month of daily happys for a staff of 100 at the middle school, and it's been a lot of fun even in the midst of the storm that's been raging here for the past 5 weeks.  If you don't know what a happy is, read this http://adventuresofmommygirl.blogspot.com/2012/10/day-2-happys.html.

Happys, making and giving them, make me happy.  I think a lot of times we miss the boat with grand gestures and expensive gifts:  sometimes people just want to know you're thinking of them, and that's enough.  Well, I sure hope it is, because I'm better at the little things than the grand gestures.  :)


Heather said...

That is definitely a talent of yours. It's one I've envied since I met you. Luckily, you give me ideas that I have the energy to steal sometimes, or you include my kids in the little things you do, give or say. ❤️

A Journey For Life said...

Love this and yes so true, just catching up and love your everyday snapshots, great way to capture the day and a memory. Miss y'all!!