I choose today

There are Reindeer Crackles and angel wings to be made.  Christmas cards to be written, Santa photos taken, christmas presents bought, but today….

I choose today to breathe.  I need to, to survive.  To just take it slow. Well at least slower. To savour some extra time at Kindy instead of rushing off to accomplish my to do list.  The to do list will hapen every day, kindy days are numbered.

I choose today to read.  Outside.  In the breeze, under the mulberry tree with Little  Miss A.  Because the christmas cards to people I have not spoken to all year are not as important as having a limited moment with my girl without her brother interrupting.

I choose today to sit down to drink my coffee instead of taking it on the run with me.  I will savour every mouthful as I sit and watch them play outside.  I will leave the computer off and talk to those that I love “in real life”.

I am not sure why or how but I really need to have “a day” of less.  My mind will wander and I will begin to stress and plan and list but I choose today to really try to see and listen and be still.  I choose today to start stressing less and enjoying more.  To plan less and dream more.  Will it be easier said then done?


  1. Good on you ! Every now and then we all need a “day off” 🙂 Go enjoy!!

  2. Wow! What a great idea. It can be too easy to forget to actually “live” during the craziness of the Christmas season. THANK YOU i needed to read that.

    enJOY your day 🙂

  3. Oh my, can I print this and keep it by my bed? I need this reminder more often.

    Good on you. I hope you have a lovely, lovely day. Ditch the “should dos” and enjoy the “want tos”…


  4. Sounds like a lovely day. We all need to do that sometimes. A nice reminder. Enjoy! 🙂

  5. The best way to recharge. Enjoy your time to realx 🙂 xx

  6. Veronica @ Mixed Gems says:

    It’s so hard to do, in my experience, but so extremely necessary. In fact, I’m probably in need of a time out myself. I hope you have a lovely day.

  7. Have a brilliant day!!!
    It probably will be easier said than done for the morning, but by afternoon you will wonder what was ever so hard!
    I am planning a few days of this ahead for myself – I need a break from the craziness of life, the online world and study!

  8. Good for you! Everyone needs to recharge occasionally and day off from the craziness is exactly what the doctor ordered. Enjoy!

  9. I’m hearing you loud and clear! I love Tuesdays for IBOt reading fun, but I love Wednesdays cause I take the day off!

    This time of year it is so easy to be overwhelmed with all the things that need doing, but honestly, the Christmas cards will probably be read in a rush by others too busy to enjoy the time you took to write them. The cuddles in the couch however, are always enjoyed.

    Have a beautiful day! Xxx

  10. Good for you Larissa! Enjoy your day off with your babies x

  11. Hope you manage to do less today because you know what they say – “less is always more!” You gain more perspective when you get to relax and soak in what’s right in front of you.:)

  12. Making the choice to be still is a very good thing and I hope it wasn’t too difficult for you. Enjoy!

  13. Beautiful reminder. x

  14. A timely reminder for all of us to not lose sight of our real priorities in this hectic time of year. Thank you for sharing, I hope your day was as enjoyable as it sounds x

  15. Sounds perfect and what everyone needs from time to time. Thanks for the reminder at this busy time of year.

  16. You do that Larissa, and keep doing it. The pace is fast and its not really necessary sometimes… I’m just figuring this out myself. xx gemma

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