It’s been a busy week.
A week where deadlines, responsibilities, and self imposed stress catapulted “seemingly important” things to the forefront of of my energies.
So what happened when my daughter asked me today if I would go to the creek with her?
My immediate reactions wrestled.
“No, I am too busy, too far behind, too tired, too…too what?”
What was more important in that moment of time than dropping everything and demonstrating, in the most simple of ways, where my priorities reside.

So I dropped everything and simply went.
In that moment of time, I thought it was all about her.
The reality hit me that it is too often about me.

As I walked hand in hand down the path with my blessing, she gazed up at me and giggled,
“This is the happiest, most wonderful day of my life.”

I pondered that response and questioned her, “Why?”

“Because you’re going to the creek with me, and it feels like my birthday,” she simply stated.

As this mother choked up, I was once again reminded that life’s most precious moments are the simple ones – it’s the little things that are the big things.

When was the last time you “went to the creek?”
Trust me, you won’t regret it.


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”