Time for Me?

solitude in the mountains - can we have it in our hearts - in the midst of turmoil?

I'm not sure what to write for this one.  

How do I find time for me?

I am at a point in my life where I am happy to be mom and wife.  I love to do a good job 

at both of these.  I find my joy and fulfillment in taking care of my husband and children.  

Yet, to be even better at it, I know I need to find a little time for myself.  It will help me to be rested and refreshed.  So, how on earth do I find the time?

I will give you a few examples:

I take a shower....by myself
I put the kids to bed and lay across my own bed and breathe deeply for five minutes....by myself
I go potty....by myself
I get up a little before everyone else and be.....by myself

It doesn't have to be some huge outing that is so hard to accomplish that I never get to be "by myself".  I just take little moments here and there and enjoy the silence and then they all run in and I enjoy the chatter.  I don't get to go on shopping trips with girlfriends or a weekly date with my husband.  Yet, I find moments and times to be alone and with the many I love.

We all have a tendency to make things complicated.

Simplify.  How can you refresh right this minute and not live for the future moment you can do it?  Find ways in your life right now to be alone, let a moment of stillness be enough to restore your soul for hours.

This is good.  It works for me.