Laughter. And lots of it. That happened last night as we ate dinner. We sat at our table because I cooked a ham for a blog post I am working on. So, yesterday, Kayla and I went all out and decorated our table for a fancy dinner, something we hadn’t done in a very long time.
As we sat there laughing last night, it dawned on me — not one of us picked up our phones. We were too busy making memories, laughing about old family traditions, quoting movie lines from our favorite Christmas movies.
At that moment, my heart swelled with pride and I realized — these are the moments that count more than anything else.
~Who likes me in Instagram doesn’t matter.
~How many shares my recent blog post got — that doesn’t matter.
~How much money I am making — not really a concern.
What matters is that my family is happy and healthy and they know that I love them beyond a shadow of a doubt. That is what matters most.
This time of year, we can all get sucked into all the hype on social media, but at the moment I have decided that I am clearing the calendar for the last two weeks of December and really going to do my best to unplug and enjoy being with my family.
It’s going to be hard because I spend so much time online. But I want my family to know me as more than just a face glued to her computer screen.
In fact, yesterday, I had more fun cooking with my daughter, creating memories and using things to make our table look so festive for our dinner.
For far too long now, I have let myself just stay lost in my work and I am finding that the more I do that, the more I am losing myself. I miss the simplicity of the simple things and of not being glued to a computer screen all day.
I want more of what I experienced last night. I intend of finding that sweet spost again.
What about you?