I wear this bracelet pretty much every day. It was a Mother's Day gift years ago from a very perceptive husband who has learned the art of trolling his wife's Pinterest account. (Husbands: take note.) But like the overflowing piles of laundry in our closets, I see it so often I sometimes fail to take any notice of it at all.
The inscription is a quote from the German writer Goethe, "Nothing is worth more than this day."
That quote says so much so simply. And it has become a part of my daily uniform because I am in desperate need of the reminder. I've always been one to run ahead of myself and think about the next thing. In high school I couldn't wait to get to college. During college I was so ready to get out in the big bad world and start my own life. Now that I'm the mom to 4 tiny people, I am constantly battling my desire for them to grow up already.
It's incredibly tempting to throw cold water on the life I'm currently living. To eagerly wish away this season of Cheerios and applesauce, laundry and grocery lists.
This beautiful rainy morning is all I have. And it is enough. Nothing is worth more than this day.
Are you in a season of wishing away your current situation? What are the things you take for granted now that you'll probably miss desperately in 5 or 10 years?