Royalty and Service

“Stop Mommy! My driver is here!” exclaims my kindergartner with the air and authority of royalty as our morning carpool begins. Through a suppressed chuckle I managed to say “Have a great day! I love you!”, and her response was a quick kiss and hug, and I love you too. After chuckling randomly throughout the day, I began to reflect on these actions. There is certainly a fun innocence to this age, as well as a sense of the world revolving at least partly around self. There is no concern about what the next moment, day or year will bring; there is just the living in the now. It’s a lovely reminder for me to live in the present, soak in all the goodness of each day God gives me, and to reflect on how to use the time to be other centered versus self centered. If you’re in the thick of it and getting lost in the weeds of life, it can be difficult to chop through them to get to the ‘living in the now with joy’. Know you are not alone! If you are focused on yourself, maybe you need a little time to be still, to pray, and to read and recalibrate. I have had to do this multiple times and learned to set a time frame to make the adjustment. Once it is made get back to serving not just your family, but to serving others too! My ‘royal’ child gets excited to help serve others and joyfully joins in by making a card or calling someone to check in on them.

Author: inthethickofit4

Hey there! Please sit, ponder and laugh with me a few minutes as I am trying to be a woman after God's own heart, a faithful and encouraging wife, an 'older' mother with a preschooler and elementary aged kiddo, a physical therapist of 20 years, and a friend, aunt and daughter who is finding JOY in her purpose and seeking to be a LIGHT in this world.

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