Happy New Year! I hope you’re easing nicely into 2014. I have so many things I’m excited to share—like how Lexie turned 13 and suddenly started cooking and organizing (that’s her in the photo taking on an out-of-control cabinet on New Year’s Day).
But since I’m already a little behind this year, I’m just going to kick off 2014 with a favorite old passage from Anna Quindlen.
I’m not sharing this in the spirit of “enjoy every moment,” which I think is awful parenting advice. I like this quotation because it reminds me not only to slow down and truly see my children, but also to quit worrying so much. Because worry usually lies at the heart of hurrying, don’t you think? Hurry up and get through whatever it is before things get messy. It takes trust to slow down, to realize we can handle anything that comes our way.
So here’s to a year of creating a peaceful space around ourselves and noticing (and appreciating) the little things!