I often overlook spending time with what is precious in favor of getting things done. My son is already 28 and lives far away. Currently, I cohabitate with my boyfriend and his two children, Gabe 11 and Sophie 17. Sophie spends a lot of time with friends and doing theater. On the other hand, Gabe, our 11 year old really relishes adult attention. I find that I don’t give him the gift of my time freely. I realize that in a few years, it will be sad if I squander all of our precious time together. My act of kindness is to carve out at least an hour a week to be fully present to play with him – doing whatever he would enjoy. Thank you for this opportunity to reflect on what is important and precious.