Monday, January 18, 2010

Living My Five... family, friends and funnel cakes!

Happy Monday!

This week's post is very timely since I've been looking forward to today specifically for fulfilling one of my Five. On this U.S. holiday, I thought it would be fitting to devote the day to Putting family and friends first.

And so I did. I spent the day with my computer off. I had lunch with family and friends and spent the afternoon with them. I spent quality time with my own family in my serenity room (me reading The Hunger Games and them reading whatever they liked). And we talked about gratitude. Being grateful for the big things--our freedom, our country, our family, our health--and the little things--hot cocoa, the homemade funnel cakes I made yesterday, Snuggies on a cold snowy day, and the joyful sound of each other's laughter. (We did a LOT of laughing today. Much like most days, but today it seemed especially abundant.)

We don't get the opportunity to play hooky during the week like this very often, so it was a great opportunity for me to remember my priorities and live according to what matters most. :-)


8 comments:

  1. Great post Kay. What a wonderful idea to have a day of putting family and friends first.

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  2. That is such a lovely way to spend your today. Great Post. x

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  3. Thanks so much, Sheila and Susan! It was such a treat to not feeling guilty about setting work aside and focusing on the people who matter most. :-) Here's to a lovely rest of the week!

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  4. Wow, what a lovely day!! Playing hooky is one of my personal faves!

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  5. Thanks, Alyson! It really was such a nice way to get back to what I'm most thankful for. :-)

    And Tera - LOL. It'll be here whenever you want to come visit!

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  6. I absolutely love that you did that! I think it's so important to make the time, in our crazy busy lives to just be surrounded by family and friends and nothing else.

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  7. Thanks, MM! :-) It's funny how taking the time to just *be* with family and friends can seem like such a luxury. But that's what life should be about, right? The ones we care about most!

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