My goal these days is to be fully present in every moment that I experience. I want to open my senses and truly focus on one thing at a time. To soak up every iota of feeling I can from this time in my life - especially the joy I feel because of my amazing daughter. I do not get nearly enough time with her.
No more halfway-reading when he is talking to me. No more halfway-listening to my daughter because the radio is on at the same time. My brain tends to wander over to undone chores and to-do lists when things are actually happening in real life, and so I am not fully engaged and I short-change myself. That's a pretty foolish thing to do, if you ask me.
It's not an easy thing to do, focusing on one thing at a time, especially in this crazy hectic loud demanding world, but practice makes perfect. I'm going to practice until I get it right, and then I'm going to practice some more.