I like to listen to a local talk radio show in the morning when I run errands. There is a commercial that plays often and the tag line is;
Family...it's about TIME.
I was thinking about this yesterday, and it dawned on me that LOVE is really about TIME. I can stay up late to make a cute Valentine box for Kevin, I can set a darling Valentine breakfast table, and load my blog with cool ideas for Valentines Day but LOVE is not about that...it's about TIME. Yesterday I must have heard a hundred times, "Mom will you play with me?"
It was a busy day. I had a list a mile long of things that needed to be accomplished. Then I realized that I've been spewing about LOVE for days now and if I don't have TIME for the people I LOVE... I'm missing the boat! So I stopped and PLAYED.
I played Yahtzee.
I played Paper Dolls.
Brooklyn has the most vivid imagination. Her ability to make dolls talk and interact for long periods of time is nothing shy of amazing. It's a crack up to play make-believe with her.
I have to be honest. It wasn't easy to stop what I was doing and PLAY. I wish I was better at it. I wish I wasn't so task oriented. I'm afraid that to often I put off the people I LOVE to accomplish something for them, when really what they would LOVE is my full attention.
So I will practice and make a conscience effort to celebrate the season of LOVE by showing it with my TIME, because that's what LOVE is really about.