Self{less} Centered… My Valentine’s Gift

When making a difficult decision, a very wise person told me, “It’s not all about you.” So true, and I’m thankful I took his advice to heart. And speaking of “hearts”, {Happy Valentine’s Day, btw!} I’m focusing this Surround Yourself with What You Love post on something I’m guilty of not putting my best focus on. {Stick with me… it all ties together!}

As I’ve touted many times before, focus is huge when it comes to order + getting best results. Whether you’re:

  • writing a blog post {it’s 5:45 a.m. as I type this – quiet house = better & faster}
  • making a to-do list {by doing this (IF it’s done right) you will greatly improve focus elsewhere}
  • cooking a meal {many probably don’t require focus for this – me, for the sake of those eating it, yes!}
  • working out {when really into it vs. just going through the motions, I swear you get at least twice the benefits}
  • packing for a trip {when I’m completely zoned in here, I can pack in 10 minutes vs. 1 hour or more}

So where am I guilty of non-focus? Here’s a comment made yesterday after reading a wonderful post by Well Grounded Life’s Lisa Byrne {3 certain & specific ways love in action heals us from the inside out} :

In response to, Lisa’s question: “Which are hardest for you to put into action?”:

While I know it’s not possible to give complete focus 100% of the time, I’m really going to work harder at ensuring there are pockets of time in the morning afternoon and evening where I have complete focus on each of my biggest little loves in the world. And since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’ll even add my other big love {my husband!} to my greater focus list.

Seriously, I can multi-task like no other when it comes to time around my kids. {When reading a book together, I can read out loud yet the entire time my mind is thinking about everything else other than where I am at the moment.} And as anyone with kids will tell you, those moments are fleeting.  

So instead of proofing + tweaking this post, I’m going to hit “publish” and snuggle with my boys while they’ll still let me : )

{…. As the title of this post says, it’s a Valentine’s Gift … to my boys – but really, for myself}

And, check out Facebook later today – will post pics of our Valentine’s Day morning : )

Happy Valentine’s Day to you!!! I’m thankful for each of you…



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