Are you feeling the love this month of February? Or are you like me and still recovering from last month? #truth
Coming off a ridiculously busy January (of which I mentioned over on Instagram), I feel almost a little traumatized. Yes, I know how dramatic that sounds. But really...I feel like I want to do NOTHING. I don't want ANY commitments, I don't want ANY responsibilities, and I don't want ANY more time-intensive, laborious school projects! Okay that last one is a whole other story, but still. Clearly, I have January PTSD.
But life goes on and before we know it, February will come and go...heck who am I kidding? It's going to flat-out fly by. And then March is busy...blah, blah, blah. Life is so short, and so very fast my friends. How can I keep from waking up tomorrow with Bennett leaving me for kindergarten!?! (7 months and counting---true story) I don't have the answers, but I sure wish I did. I think ultimately it comes down to putting your big girl panties on and doing your best, because there isn't a one answer for everyone to slow down the "busy". Two things, however, that we are trying to do to help focus more on the time we DO have is spend more "fun" time together and taking on a "LOVE" challenge this month.
I got the idea from the 14 Day Love One Another challenge on lds.org. Ideally, it started on February 1 and goes until Valentine's Day...but in truth, these "challenges" can and should be incorporated into our everyday lives, right? Those busy everyday lives of ours. Being intentional about showing love for others sometimes can take effort, but awareness is what we're striving for. Hopefully our kids can be influenced and affected for the better as a result of this challenge...and hopefully develop more Christlike love in the process. It surely can't hurt...and who knows, maybe the conversations it brings about will help slow down our busy lives and allow for February to mosey on by at its leisure.
If you'd like to jump on board, here's run-down of the challenge, or you can read its entirety here.