If you do, what would you want to accomplish in those extra hours? I've felt like this before. I've busied myself with tasks all day long. When it came time to go to bed I'll have asked, "What took up all my time today?"
I like being organized. Some may call me old fashioned. I have a planner and you better believe it...I use it! Yes, I have an I phone too (come on, I'm not that bad)! I like to see my day, week and sometimes my month planned out so I know what to expect. As a busy Mom trying to work from home and then escorting my girls from activity to activity, my planner keeps me sane.
Parenthood has certainly taught me that sometimes our plans change. Who am I kidding? Once you have children, plans change all the time. I've been learning to go with the flow. Not surprisingly, it makes my day go much smoother if I am flexible.
A few days ago I was really wanting to take a walk. I felt cooped up and needed fresh air. The minute I stepped outside the sky opened and it poured. I have to admit, I was disappointed. I went back inside and waited.
It took some time, but soon the sun was shining again. I started my walk and boom there it was: the most clear, beautiful rainbow. It was a sign. It was a symbol for me to slow down and enjoy my day. There's no rush to fit as much as we can into our 24 hour day.
Pause and notice God's beauty all around you. It's there...you just have to look.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson