This afternoon I received a call from my wife at work. She was not having a good day and I could tell that she needed a little cheering up. While I had planned on leaving the office at 4pm, I was still there at 4:45 and really had some more work that I wanted to get to before leaving for the day.
When I get in these moods, I admit, I can start to think about the logical reasons of why I shouldn't leave early. After all flowers can be expensive and we're trying to stretch every penny that we have. The store will be too crowded! Will they have nice flowers? And on and on...Can you relate?
But if there are a few things that I learned from my wife, they are:
- Live in the moment when necessary.
- Life is about enjoying the moments that present itself.
- Stopping and smelling (or buying) the flowers is a good thing.
So while I still had a "to-do list" I knew that those things could wait until later and that Kacy was more important than any emails that needed to be read or documents that needed my signature. I'm glad that I didn't let my tasks get in the way of my taking some time to "smell the flowers" and bringing some of them home to Kacy.
Now it's your turn! How have you kept your relationships a priority in the midst of a full calender?