Our family recently came back from a three-day ‘family field trip,’ as I like to call our family getaways. For the first time in quite a while, I could sleep soundly, without thinking that I’d have to wake up early to meet editing deadlines set for the following day.
I’ll be honest with you — looking back at the month that’s passed, I don’t think I was living as meaningfully as I should have been. So when God blessed us with the opportunity to “escape” to the beautiful island cove of Pico de Loro, my husband and I decided to maximize our trip to the south, and visit Tagaytay and Sta Elena Fun Farm in Laguna too.
Needless to say, we had a blast making meaningful memories with the kids. I was also able to take time to reflect on my life now as a wife and work-at-home homeschooling mama of three.
During my reflection, I realized that, for me, meaningful living — at least for this season of life that I’m in now — is all about:
- Sanctifying the mundane tasks of motherhood by offering all I do — even the mountains of laundry to wash, fold and put away — for His greater glory
- Being mindful of my thoughts, actions and words (especially with my children)
- Gifting my husband and children with my presence — even if I have a million and one things to do, I must spend quality AND quantity time with them (no excuses!)
- Always bearing this in mind, especially when it comes to managing our finances and resources: “Less for self, more for others, enough for all”
- Blessing others through what I do — even through what I post on social media!
I’m glad God led us to have this ‘family field trip’ because I was able to step back and inspect my current situation, count my blessings and decide to live more meaningfully. I’m looking forward to even more blessings and opportunities to ‘squeeze the juice out of life’ in the future!
How about you — what does meaningful living mean to you, given the situation or ‘season of life’ you’re in right now? Let’s talk about it in the comments!