If you’ve read One Mountain Away, the first book of my Goddesses Anonymous series, you know that Charlotte, the main character, looks back on her life and the mistakes she’s made.
I stumbled across this passage and decided to post it for Sunday Inspiration just before Valentine’s Day. Not because the quote is sentimental or effusive, which we often expect. Because I think what Charlotte says here in her First Day Journal is so important to remember as we approach the holiday.
When Ethan and I lived together, I was always in charge of coffee and Taylor’s school day while he cooked. Ethan’s culinary skills vanished at noon, but his breakfasts were extraordinary.
I’m sorry now that I didn’t eat more, that I worried about my weight or my schedule too much to sit across from him at the breakfast table enjoying his omelets or waffles. That whether Taylor’s hair was perfectly combed or her homework in the right section of her backpack mattered more to me than gratitude.
I ‘m sorry now that before we walked out the door to start our days, I so often forgot to tell them both how much I loved them.
Today’s inspiration is simple. Forget the things that don’t matter, and remember to notice and celebrate the things that do. Most important let’s never cease telling the people we love how much we love them. Not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day we’re together.
Charlotte was given a second chance to make things right. If you need a second chance, could this be the day to make it happen?