Monday, October 8, 2007

The Secret of Life

Today I really listened to Kenny Chesney's song on the radio .... 'Don't Blink'.

I guess I have had heard it before, but in my busy state of mind I didn't listen to the words, so today I really heard it for the first time.

What I heard was long after the song was over .... I got to thinking about 'The Secret of Life', and how when we blink, life whizzes by in circles. Around and around, until I'm dizzy with so much to do and so much that should have already been done, and one day turns into another day with another day coming up, and yesterday is already gone, and I'll never get it back.

My older kids and my little kids are growing and changing every day. I want to be the best Mom in the world to all of them. I think I've slacked. I want to be there for them when they need me. I want time for me. I want time for my husband, and I want to get off this merry go round and smell the roses again. I want to clean my house. I want to clean my life.

Don't get me worng, I have a great life. A blessed life, and I know it. It couldn't be any better. I'm lucky in love. We own our home and farm. We have no debt. We're healthy. I have wonderful children that I am so proud of. They have no problems. They all are successful. I couldn't ask for more.

I really listened to that song, to the words, and could hear them singing over and over in my head.

I decided that 'The Secret of Life' for me, is to slow down and make a plan. Quit flying day by day by the seat of my pants. It's wearing me out. I need structure. I used to have structure. I miss it. I miss it a lot. Structure is hard with three year old triplets, but as they get older it's getting easier.

The plan for my 'Secret of Life' is to draw my children together monthly, and have a dinner and have a play date for all of us! To take a breath and remember that when you blink, life passes by and you can't bring back the days that are gone. I want them to grow up and grow older, and have memories of all of us together. I had that before, and I want it again.

What's your 'Secret of Life' ? What makes you tick? Think about it and let me know.

... as always, be blessed.