I read an article that introduced me to a deliberate practice that has helped me be more present.
Is this the Last Time you get to do this?
This question isn’t meant to scare or put one into scarcity. It is a precious reminder that this moment is, well, precious.
My son has long hair. It is hard to brush. I help him in the morning and sometimes it is just hard.
I am blessed to be with him on the mornings I brush his hair. Now, if it is a struggle, I lovingly run my hands over his silken (gnarled underneath) tresses. I slow it all down and LOVE how delicious it is to be a mom who has a son.
I told my son about it and he sort of laughed. Yet, weeks later he did something he hasn’t done since he was four. He used to stand at the top of the stairs and call for me in the SWEETEST voice MOMMA!
(I taught him to do this as a toddler when he woke up in the morning… I’d come get him in such a fun way.)
It was beautiful to get a Last Time Do Over. I felt so very grateful.
I’m learning to be super present by slowing moments down as if they were the last time. Thank you author of the article below. 🙂