But sometimes I don’t see;
What’s right in front of me.
The beauty of a day;
What might be in my way.
My husband worked on Friday, so I was on my own with the kids. We planned our day that morning and they kept me running well into the afternoon. I had to laugh when I went to shred some junk mail and noticed this note on my computer keyboard:
It seems that my “sneaking” a few minutes blog reading while the kids are reading, doing homework, or playing do not go unnoticed. This surprised me, because even if I’m in the same room when they are doing those things, they don’t pay any attention to me anyway.
I knew my older son wrote the note (he’s not one for subtlety.) Of course, I had no intention of powering on my computer that day. Fresh off the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to make sure my attention wasn’t taken from two of the people I’m thankful to have in my life. When I teased him about the note, he said I was “always” on the computer.
I can see how it seems like that to him, but the truth is I have lots of things that distract me from my priorities. (Note: sadly, housekeeping is not one of my priorities or distractions.) There are times when I think I’m dedicating time to appreciate what I’m thankful for, but an honest look tells me that I’m prone to distraction.
I’m thankful for my son’s reminder that undivided attention cannot be divided.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)