Wednesday, July 18, 2007

This morning - Living in the moment

I am learning to find balance in life. I'm also learning to live in the moment.
Thanks to a couple of blogs by Ali Edwards and Jessica Sprague, I am learning to look at life in a new way. I'm also learning to appreciate the little things in life (like the fun I had taking pictures at the Jasper County Youth Fair Pee Wee Shows last week.)

This week, my challenge is to find time to spend with my 6-1/2 yr old nephew Collin.
Since he's staying with my folks, I spent last night in the guest room...because I was too tired to drive home...

This morning I woke up to "Get up Aunt Kaylea...(with a few bounces on the bed/my back tossed in)" When I got up, and went to get dressed, my nephew immediately said,
"Can I play with your computer (laptop)..."

He wanted to play computer games (I have retro atari games like Pac Man, Pole Position loaded on it for him). Usually I sit in the recliner, holding my laptop and him, so he can play the games, and I can keep the laptop steady.

Typically my brother/parents cringe when I let him play with it or my Pentax DST camera by himself. (Hey, he's got to learn, and we have rules...like, wear the camera strap around your neck at all times..)

Because I'm a softie, I let him sit down in the chair, fixed up Galaxian, and let him
go...he sat there, playing Galaxian (where you shoot the aliens but move back and forth like pong, yes another retro game).

I totally loved the moment. He just sat there, concentrating on the game, while I went on my way to get dressed.

I could have said no, I could have stressed about being late for work, but instead, I simply took time to enjoy my nephew, and get ready for work. (I wasn't late by the way).
I'm totally enjoying this visit.

So my advice today is take time, enjoy life, look at the little things, and simply be.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

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