Just 12 hours after writing my post last night, I've already changed my goal for today. I had plans to get a lot of tax data gathered today. However, I realized last night that there's more to do for the volunteer event this evening than I originally anticipated. Those efforts will take at least 3-4 hours.
I also have one other deviation from my planned to-do list. I've decided to eat lunch with my daughter at school today. She mentioned last night that she'd love for us to join her for lunch one day. She knows that's difficult for us, as we both work and aren't normally off in order to meet her. BUT, little does she know, I actually took leave today! Given it's a rare occasion I take leave, outside of taking an actual vacation, I've decided to be flexible with my schedule today to surprise her! Taking time out to eat lunch with her, even if it's just for a brief 30 minutes, will make her feel special. Prioritizing her need over "getting things done" makes me feel like a super mom, even if just for today.
To me, this is the epitome of being conscious at this time in my life. I want to be present in as many moments as I can. I was present last night to hear her interest and have now decided to modify my plans. This is what it means to me to "be open to what comes."
May you, too, be open today to what comes.