Monday, October 7, 2013

My Intentional Update

Last week I said goodbye to my good friend, multitasking.  

So, how am I doing?


Not as well as I thought I would.


The hardest part is stopping everything to address one of my kids, or anyone else for that matter.  


I'm still working on it.  Hopefully, I am better today than I was yesterday.  I think it's important enough to do well.  I think it shows people that they are valuable to me.  

I want to value people.  I want to value my kids.

So, I am still learning to make eye contact, to shut the computer or put down the phone and engage wholeheartedly in their conversations.  

I still have things I need to get done.  I still have responsibilities to tackle.  I now just choose to let those things wait for six minutes while Ashley tells me about her new project or while Amy reads me a section from her history book.



Can I spare those six minutes?  Absolutely.  There's no other way I'd rather spend them.

Who can you give a few extra minutes of your time to today?  I'm going to do my best to start finding others to spend my time on.
I can't imagine ever regretting a minute I chose to give away.

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