Life happening now ~~
Life is happening now and we need to cherish the moments. As you get older, you get wiser, and sometimes reflect on past decisions. I recently had a moment of mommy regret.
This is hard to say and I’ve struggled with it. Before I tell you what I did, I will say that I have apologized. The apology was graciously accepted, but it does not bring back that moment in time.
Several years ago, on a December day, it began to snow. If you live in the south, you know it is a big thing. My younger son was cleaning the house when the snow started to fall. He was so excited and wanted to go outside. I told him, “No, let’s finish cleaning the house”. The look on his face was of sheer disappointment. He was always obedient and never argued. What was I thinking? I was too busy wanting my house cleaned; that I didn’t stop to enjoy the life that was happening.
For those of you who have read my 2nd book Uncluttered, you know that I went through a very difficult time. It was a time that I decided to face my past and make changes in my life. Going through it was tough, but worth it.
As a professional home and closet organizer, I like to compare the analogy to a closet and clutter. It is ugly, messy, and at times well hidden. There are moments that the mess spills over and we need to address it. For me, OCD and perfectionism tendencies were preventing me for enjoying life. I had to clean the inside of my thoughts.
My life is better, but not perfect. I had to realize that life is happening now. I will continue the journey of enjoying life, while trying to make the best decisions.
Lisa Giesler, Speaker, Professional Organizer, Author of Uncluttered :discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life