There were just so many needs to fill, every second of every day. How could I possibly fit a little time in for myself? Well, I thought. I am planning to brush my teeth everyday…I can at least count on that. And, ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you. I have never had cleaner teeth than in that year. Every day, I would shut my bedroom door, and brush my teeth for 5 luxuriously quite minutes. I would think calm thoughts, stare out the window and relax while my teeth got shiny clean. Now, you might think this sounds ridiculous, but it helped! It honestly did. Those 5 quiet minutes helped me manage the chaos better. It gave me the little boost I needed.
Fast forward 8 years and I find my life’s responsibilities have changed somewhat since those crazy days with newborn twins. I don’t change diapers anymore. I have a house full of teenagers, my oldest will graduate from high school in a few short months and these cute twins of mine go to school during the day. It’s still busy, oh man it is so busy…and it is going by way too fast.
Could I let you in on a little secret? I still feel overwhelmed. I guess that’s just something that comes along with being a mother, wife, sister, friend, blogger, etc… It still helps to take time out for myself. The good news is, I don’t have to count “brushing my teeth for 5 minutes” as one of those time out moments anymore! Thank goodness. Some days I actually carve out 20 minutes to read a book before my kids come barreling through the door after school. It’s luxurious.
So are these cookies. If you took a little time out of your crazy schedule to munch on a fabulous Milano cookie, perhaps in a nice, quiet, sunny spot, just sitting and thinking calm thoughts, I do believe your life would be happier. Soak up a little time for yourself! You are worth it!
These Orange Chocolate Cookies are my favorite. I could eat one every day and die a happy woman, truly.
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