One thing I really want to do better with is being intentional in my mothering. I want to plan ahead more to spend time with the kids. Sure, there is a place for spontaneous time together, but that honestly doesn’t happen very often. There are always dishes to wash, clothes to fold, and floors to sweep. The work is never ending, and the time to spend with these little ones doesn’t often just happen by accident.
I decided that since I’m all about Anti-Procrastination this year, that I was going to purposely make time to spend with the kids today. Instead of waiting until everything magically fell into place (which it never would), I purposely cleared my schedule and gave my undivided attention to them.
And guess what? I think I had more fun than they did! Granted, I’ll need to stay up a little longer tonight and finish folding the laundry, but what is more important? Claiming my children’s hearts as they grow up right before my eyes, or folding the laundry that will always be there?
What about you? Is there something about which you need to purposely be more intentional? Maybe it’s not your kids; maybe it’s being a better wife, a better nieghbor, church member, or friend. It’s time to stop planning to do better and just do it!
Have you been challenged to be more intentional about a certain area of your life? Leave a comment and tell me about it!