Lately I’ve been contemplating what it means to live in the moment. As the mother of a young adult and a newly minted teenager, I see the days going by in a blur.
I find myself clinging to precious moments with them. The moments when I can get them to sit down with me for a few minutes and share with me about their day. Open up about their hopes and dreams. I have learned the best way to get them to linger a little longer is to make sure there’s a snack close at hand.
There’s something about chatting on the front porch on a warm spring evening, our feet propped up on the porch and our wicker rockers swaying in sync that slows down time.
Not wanting to waste precious minutes with the kids in the kitchen baking a treat, I love to keep sweet, but healthy, spur of the moment snacks on hand.