I used to be pretty go with the flow. I like to think I still am. This comes to mind tonight as my youngest asks me to work in bed while she falls asleep beside me. She said, “This will be the last time.” Even though we know better. The last time was supposed to be 50 times ago. If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you get where I’m coming from. Sometimes I really resist her request, to the point of absolute frustration for both of us.  

I decided this year is the year of surrender and letting go of the resist, especially when it comes to trivial things. I find this resistance to her request to be trivial. One phrase that I have used a lot since becoming a mom is, “This is only temporary.” That phrase got me through 1000s of sleepless nights and poop graffiti. One day she won’t want me to work in bed while she falls asleep beside me. The thing is nothing lasts forever and resisting everything that is temporary seems like time wasted to me.  

So tonight I am sitting in my bed, with my little laptop that is slower than molasse on a winter day (I may be over-exaggerating just a little, but she’s not as sharp as she used to be), listening to Horizon Zero Dawn music, with my little shadow fast asleep beside me. All is well in my world.  

I don’t say this enough but, I am so thankful I have found opportunities that allow me to be able to do this. I can be flexible to the needs of my family and myself. I’m excited for what this year has in store for me and my family. And let me tell you, if I had resisted this sweet four-year-old her request, I would not be writing this post. And all I’ve been thinking is, “I really need to get a post out. ” So in releasing resistance, I am getting the time to do what I wanted to do all week.  

Here’s to a year of letting go of the resistance, and being open to the flow of life. 

Hugs, Kristin 🙂 

“There’s a Power in Letting Go.” ~Brandon Flowers~

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