I have a little buddy with me at the office today. Sienna came along to work for the morning! It’s time sheet day, so a chunk of my morning was spent reviewing time sheets and getting them submitted to payroll, so it seemed like a good morning for a visit. She brought along her math book and a couple books to read. We also recently discovered a math flashcard app, so she’s been practicing her multiplication facts on the phone.
It’s fun having her here! It makes my regular routine of making coffee, reading my daily devotion, reviewing emails, and moderating the morning call with my Team all take on new meaning. She asked about the time sheets, so I described what I was reviewing and what it all meant. When I applied my electronic signature to the document, Sienna exclaimed “Wow, you’re good at that!”. Oh, the innocence and enthusiasm of youth!
Sometimes I look at life from my kids’ perspective and it gives the moment an entirely new meaning. This is just another Monday in the office for me, made more fun and engaging by my daughter’s presence. When Sienna looks back on her childhood, she’ll have fond memories of being in her mom’s office. She had pieces of candy as part of her breakfast and made a cup of hot chocolate along with my coffee at the Keurig machine. She’s now drawing a picture of our house and family on my whiteboard so I can look at it fondly when I’m at the office.
These sweet little moments are the good stuff. I love being present and mindful enough to truly notice them.