Choosing Love Over Work
do you ever plan to have that weekend when you are going to tackle a ton of things you’ve been meaning to get done? i’m talking to-do lists up the wazoo, your hours blocked out so you know exactly how much time is allotted to each task and then what reward you’ll receive once the tasks are completed?
let’s be real, i don’t have this type of planning often. i wore my shirt inside out all last wednesday so getting this organized and prepared takes extra work for me and it’s a rare species of behavior.
i told my husband my game plan for this past weekend so i’d be more likely to keep my goals. after a leisurely breakfast on saturday, i sat down to start chipping away at my list. we just scheduled a love day a few weeks ago so this weekend was going to be a head down and work weekend.
about seven minutes later my husband walked into our home office and said, “hey…i know you’re working but…hang out with me! do you want to take a walk or something?”
i considered for a moment and then decided i needed to keep working on my list so i said maybe later.
about 20 minutes later i looked over at my husband, who was playing with our puppy, and realized whoa. if my husband is asking to hang out with him, that should trump work.
so i popped up and said the day was his, because work can wait. it hit me that we work hard most other days, nothing i was working on had a super strict deadline and life is meant to be lived with the ones you love.
i realized that looking back in a few days or even a few years, i probably wouldn’t remember working that one weekend and that’s what changed everything. i probably would remember dancing around the living room to this song and cracking up as we both randomly attempted to river dance to it. have you seen this video? my sister sent it to me and it’s super cute and catchy. it’s also her birthday today so happy birthday sister and let’s go play in the low country again!
i realize that i won’t always be able to blow off work (we kind of have something huge on the horizon) and sometimes we have to keep our head down on projects instead of running around town hand in hand. however, when you have the choice, choose your relationship. choose to create memories, choose to spend your time in fun ways and choose love.
1) do you have a favorite song you like to dance to (with or without anyone watching)?
2) highlight of your weekend?
3) when’s the last time you laughed really hard at something?