This past week I was reminded of the rocks in the jar analogy. Have any of you ever heard this? My pastor has shared it numerous times and it gets me EVERY time. If you take a jar, some small rocks, and some really big rocks, and you put the small rocks in first, the big rocks will not all fit inside the jar. But every time you put the big rocks in first, there is ALWAYS plenty of room for them all. The small rocks just fill in the gaps around the big rocks.Those big rocks obviously represent our main priorities. For me they represent my family’s 4 things I talked about here. They are things like God, family, relationships, fitness…..whatever is THE most important things in your life. The little rocks are things like time on facebook, watching TV…the frivolous things….you get the idea.
So today, my sweet 3 year old wanted to stay home from preschool. I let her stay home and we snuggled up and watched playhouse Disney, printed out a Cinderella wand to make off of the computer that she has been asking me about, and we made a valentine wreath out of scrap fabric. I know that these special times are moments she will always remember. At the end of the day it was much more important than the piece of furniture that needs a coat of paint in the garage. I don’t ever want my children or my husband for that matter, to think that my work is more important than they are.
I was a little low on supplies and it was raining, so I went and grabbed some scrap burlap from Christmas and a dry cleaners coat hanger. I made the hanger into a heart and we just started tying small little strips in a knot around the frame. I had those tie fleece blankets in my mind when I started this.
It was super easy and it looked so cute hanging on my black cabinet when we were done!
I may not have gotten what I needed to get done today in the house or on my projects, but the time spent with her today was priceless……
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