I chose to stay at work late last night to get in an extra client. I chose to stay and complete my notes before coming home. I chose to go into my daughter's room, even though she had already been tucked in, so she would know I was home.
I chose to stay up and watch most of the football game even though I was exhausted. I chose to usher my daughter back to bed multiple times last night and I chose not to stay and snuggle her as we work on her staying in her bed.
This morning I chose to sleep in and even now I write my blog from bed. I am leaning toward choosing a day at home since my daughter is off school today rather than drive us over to the kids' concert I had planned on taking her.
Every moment is a choice. Some are obvious, conscious, and visible to the people around us. Other choices are our own, taken for granted, and maybe unnoticed even by us. Sometimes what is an active choice is the decision to not change anything.
The choice to stay with my husband through thick and thin is not just something that is chosen in drastic situations. It is a choice each day to give my heart, even if that looks like a typical day.
We also make a thousand choices a day about our own care and health. We demonstrate to others our value by the choices we make too. Do we choose to take care of ourselves or put everyone else first? And as a parent, how do we find balance in those choices?
I'm grateful to see how my choices show my values. I'm grateful to see how many choices I make during the day. I'm grateful to give and serve others. And I am equally grateful to choose to take care of myself. I'm grateful to start the process of training my daughter back to her bed. I'm grateful to choose things that bring me joy. I'm grateful to choose to give my heart to my husband day after day. I'm grateful for the always present choices that offer balance. And I'm grateful when I remember to choose to take the ones that fill my soul, so I can continue to have something to give to those who need me.
How do you choose to spend your day? Who do your choices serve? How do you find balance? Do you choose to stay or go? Know that if you are in an unhealthy or unhappy place, you can start that change right now with one little choice.
May today remind us the power we have in every choice. May we see how even the little choices can speak loudly about what we want in the big picture. Have a beautiful day!