As I unpacked a box of books this morning, I came across one of my favorites. The Precious Present, by Spencer Johnson, is a beautiful parable about the importance of living in the (you guessed it) present and valuing each moment as it happens. A beautiful message and an important reminder to slow down.
Contemplating the upcoming birth of our first child adds an entirely new layer to the story. I’m looking forward to moving on baby time and being present for all of his first discoveries. At the same time, I imagine that one of the challenges of parenting is being able to separate from the cares of “adult life” so that you have time to respond to your child when they ask for that special moment with you.
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