Life is so very short. In the blink of an eye your kids grow from newborns to teenagers. You blink again and you are ten years older. It just goes by so very quickly that it can be easy to forget what matters. The thing that matters most to me is the fact that I am a mom. In fact, I am a very proud mom. I love my family more than words can say. Each day I wake up, I know how very blessed I am to have been given these amazing gifts from God. I love hugging and kissing on my kids. I love hearing them laugh. I love making them giggle. I love those moments when they say something that bring tears to my eyes or makes me laugh so hard my insides hurt. I wouldn’t trade it all.
Of course, I also love sharing deals and ideas with my readers. As you may realize, coupons, deals, freebies, samples, etc — it is never ending. Deals can last 30 seconds or even 30 days. As much as I know it would be great to share every deal, freebie and sample out there, I also know that there is no way I can do that.
First of all, that would be so many posts every day it would probably be overwhelming to both you and me. Secondly, I am just one person. Yes, I do have two amazing women who help me daily (thank you Ally and Rebecca), we just can’t share everything. I also am not sure I really want to.
I do work very hard to share freebies and deals, but I also know that the world will not end if I miss one or two. It is not only that, I want you all to know those which I share matter. I actually tried for a while, to share almost anything and everything I saw. To me, I felt like I was just focusing on posting rather than posting the things I felt were worth your time to read. It consumed me. In fact, I would get lost in posting and working for hours, just trying to give everyone what they wanted. I realized I was missing out on my life.
I recently took time away from the site (for the first time in 3 years believe it or not). I did not realize how much I missed just not having to work. I actually just enjoyed just being a mom for a few days and — dare I say it — reading a book in the middle of the day!!! GASP!!! It is true!!!
What I also learned is that the world will not come to an end if a deal is missed. If I go 2 hours without posting something, you all aren’t going to give up on me. I don’t have to post every freebie. I don’t need to post every coupon. There is no need for me to kill myself for this site. I also know you won’t leave. I also realize that if you don’t feel I post enough for you, that is your decision and you are welcome to visit a site that does. However, the most important lesson I learned is the importance of living in the moment.
My children (in the Katy Gito Photography photo above) are my world. They deserve a mom who is not obsessed with posting deals and coupons. They deserve a mom who is in the moment. They deserve the best life has to offer. They are the reason I was put on this earth and they are my focus. They always have been and always will be.
I think it is important that we always remember what matters most in this world. Is it being the best website out there? Is it being better than someone else? Or is it, instead, living in the moment and having no regrets. I know, for me, that when my time comes, I will not say “Geez….I sure wish I had posted a few more coupons on my site.” My goal is that I will say “I am glad I lived in the moment and took in all this world had to offer. I have no regrets about the mother and wife I was. Thank you God for blessing me with such an amazing life.” Perhaps, you too, agree.
This doesn’t mean much will change with the site at all. I just wanted to share why you may not see as many deals posted on my site as you will see on others. I wanted you to know why I don’t post every free sample or offer that may filter through my email. I also wanted to remind you to enjoy your own life and to stop and think what you are doing that is causing you to miss out on those great everyday moments.
Life is fleeting. Deals come and go and sure, they save you money. However, living a life without regrets….that my friends, is priceless. Would you not agree?