Hi friends! Happy Thursday!
I’m back to work + feeling better. Just waiting on this cough to go away and we’ll be 100%. Thank you all for your kind words + messages, we greatly appreciate it 🙂
Today, the post inspiration comes from a country song. Anyone else a country music fan? Every time this Trace Adkin’s song comes on the radio, is speaks straight to my soul.
You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These Are Some Good Times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this
A lot of us get wrapped up in the next life event coming up. Or we think we’ll be happier if we just fill in the blank (buy a new house, get promoted, make more money, get a new car, find a partner, get proposed to, start trying to have a baby, move to a new city, lose weight, etc). There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking forward to things or making goals. But, when we hinge our happiness on those unknowns or material items + imagine how much better our lives will be if we just had this…it can really impact your current mental state + attitude.
I’ve made it a habit to never countdown the time. I learned this from my dad, but it really helps me to stay in the present moment. I don’t want to miss all the beautiful things that will happen while I’m busy counting down. Our upcoming bundle of joy is a great example. I want to cherish the time with my husband, the time we have left as just this little family of 2. I get slightly emotional typing that because it has been one heck of a ride with just my husband + we’ve loved these first (almost) 2 years of marriage.
As the excitement + preparations for baby are in full swing, I want to make sure I’m thankful for each day (even if I have to pee 20x that day). I remind myself that this is the only time I will have this child growing safe inside of me. I’m thankful for our bonding time together + all the kicks + movements.
I also try to not associate material things with happiness. This one can be challenging + I’m not perfect at it, but I find it helpful to stay in my own lane and not compare. Drew + I make it a habit to pray together before each dinner. Often we ask God to guide us in keeping the most important things the most important things: our walk with him + our loved ones.
I hope you can all find happiness and joy in your present moment, that you can take a minute to look around and appreciate the good times you are currently in.
BalancedAmes as I mentioned is getting a facelift! I’m SO excited to bring you a fresh new look and and easier to use blog! Unfortunately, this means that it has to go down for a little bit. It’ll be worth the wait, but I just wanted you to know the blog isn’t broken, it’s just getting better and will be back very soon! I’ll keep you updated via BalancedAmes Facebook Page on exactly when the changes are happening including when we’re down + back up.
Have a terrific weekend! -Ames