by Isobel Benesch
We should never let the things we want make us forget the things we have. It’s easy to overlook pieces of our lives as our desire and wants take precedence, but let’s take a cue from our kids and live like this - pure, unadulterated joy in each and every moment.
We were at the beach this weekend, Holden got a new, warmer wetsuit so he’s been wanting to swim in the ocean non-stop. When we were there, I was chasing after the boys in the waves, thinking how cold the water was, how rough the waves were that day, how strong the wind was blowing...the list goes on from there.
I took a deep breath of ocean air and reset my attitude...I want my life to be filled with magic in the smallest of things.Beside me was a cute family, grandparents and parents jumping through the waves with their kids. I noticed them because the kids all had swimsuits on and I kept wondering how they weren’t freezing.
Randomly, I overheard the grandfather say, “Isn’t this just like a movie?!” and it stopped me in my tracks.
I was having fun with my boys that day, but in the back of my head I had a long reel of complaints running on repeat (I think we all have those days). The man’s comment snapped me out of it. They were obviously seeing something so different than what I was seeing.
I took a deep breath of ocean air and reset my attitude. There are two different ways to look at life and I want my life to be filled with magic in the smallest of things.