the days are long, but the years are short

I think anyone who is a mom should check out this video. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project (and friend of mine), created this 30-second TV ad for her book, which has already enjoyed great success.

Gretchen doesn’t need my plug; I’m just telling you about this short video because it made me burst into tears sitting there at my laptop. Check it out, and be reminded that, as Gretchen says,

The days sometimes feel interminable, and it seems like you’ll be picking up toys or searching for mittens forever, but it all passes in a flash. The challenge is to appreciate now.

Make today with your kids one of the happiest days of your life. 

And since my book COULD use a plug, here’s a reminder- When Did I Get Like This? makes a great Mother’s Day gift! Find out more (and read excerpts) here. Get updates on Facebook here. Follow me on Twitter @amywlsn. I would love to hear from you!