Last night, I left my notebook on a plane, which meant getting back home at 3:30 am instead of 1. Today I could have been a mess with the lack of sleep, but instead, I took a page from my good friend, Leah Fink (founder of Classes At) and practiced some kiddo-therapy.
When my kids woke me up, instead of dreading the morning, I hugged them as tight as I could. I slowed down, let go of all responsibilities, and just concentrated on being present with and thankful for them.
It’s turned what could be a rough day into one of my favorite recent ones. So today, if you are run down (hell, we all are), get some energy from your kids. Get that extra hug, snuggle, and laugh.
It’s what life is all about.