December 15, 2006
The Child Inside
I had one of "those" mornings today. You know, the kind where you wake up and wish you were five years old again. Fortunately, this doesn't happen too often but when it does I know that it means I need to slow down, be still for awhile, and listen to my "inner child." Many times the "child" in me is smarter than the adult "me." The child in me knows when I need to stop and take care of myself, whereas the "adult" me keeps going and going like the energizer bunny! The result? I will usually feel frazzled and very stressed out or I end up getting sick. Soooo, this morning I cuddled up in my nice cozy warm throw and sat by the fireplace. I made myself some delicious cinnamon toast and some yummy hot cocoa with LOTS of marshmallows. I enjoyed every cinnamony bite and every chocolaty sip! I believe I even had the hint of a marshmallow moustache! As much as I would like to stay in my jammies all day I know that I can't. However, my steps will be a little less hurried and I will take time to stop for awhile and take in all the wonder of this Christmas season. Do you need some cinnamon toast and hot cocoa, too? If so, make sure you "take the time" to "make the time" to sit by the fire and enjoy! I promise you will be glad you did!