So many reasons to just soak in each day and rest in the moment, despite the messy school room or the 7 loads of laundry that I keep rewashing because I keep leaving them in the washer. Despite my tired, sleep-walking self and the dishwasher that really doesn't clean dishes but I load it again anyway. Despite scribbles on walls and chapstick in carpet, despite grocery trips with forgotten items and my dirty floors and dirty fridge.
It's the distractions of everyday living and surviving that turn into stolen joy and lost moments. I have to keep reminding myself to take deep breaths and sometimes close my eyes, so that when I open them I see what really matters and what really is beautiful.
This life is beautiful.