The closer I get to five decades the more I find myself appreciating not flowers, candy and fancy restaurants but when someone gives me their time.
I’ve noticed lately when someone takes a few minutes out of their day to connect with me, it means so much more than a dozen roses ever could.
Don’t get me wrong I still appreciate big gestures. They’re just not nearly as important.
What’s important is someone taking the time. It seems like a small thing but it really has such a huge impact.
A five minute phone call
A three word text
I feel like somewhere along the way I had been misguided into thinking a shiny piece of jewelry would right a lot of wrongs. I blame Lifetime. Lol. What matters to me is time.
Here’s the thing I don’t even need a lot of it, but someone who takes a few minutes out of their day to let you know they’re thinking of you. That is someone that cares about you.
Time is a valuable commodity. We are all very aware of that. So when someone gives me theirs, it’s huge.
If someone cares about you, they should.
With all the technology we have it is easy to let someone know they are on your brain.
That goes for friends too. Mom life is a busy life. We all know. But man can I just say how much I appreciate my girls who at our collective kid’s bedtime start up the group chat?
Or the random meme that gets sent.
I have one friend who even sends letters!
Ok, she’s a bit of an overachiever lol.
But I can’t tell you much it means to have the WORST week at work and I’ll see one of her colorful envelopes.
Time is precious. If you have given me yours, even in the smallest increment it’s had a huge impact on me.
My hope for you Mommas is time. Whether it’s downtime, alone time, time with your family or a special someone, or funny text between you and a good friend . We all deserve that.