Tonight Jordan and I swung in the hammocks under our deck reading a book he had checked out from the school library. It was a simple moment and still the highlight of my day.

Think about it. No money, no huge event, no running, no scheduled practice for sports or something else, no interruptions by the phone, no urgent emails to read, no hurry to make dinner, no tug of war with the never ending to-do list.

Was it fifteen minutes–maybe twenty? It really doesn't matter. What matters is that I noticed. I recognized the time with value.

When we were done reading, Jordan reached his hand over to touch mine and said, "I love you, Mom." And that was my second highlight of swinging in the hammocks together.

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