I'm amazed at the number of gifts God allows me to have each day. Truly, my daily life with my family is so rich in goodness. Slow down, slow down, SLOW DOWN....I've been attempting this for a good year now. As mentioned in my last post, it's still a struggle. As a mom of 3 little ones, my to-do list can be long. I can easily busy myself every second of the day. But too often the pressure of my "to-do's" can leave me scurrying around, not fully emmersed in my moments...always looking ahead to what's next. Women are great multi-taskers, right? Yes, but I'm seeing the downside to this quality. Does it keep me from fully engaging, missing what's before me? Yes. As I'm journaling my gifts, I feel as if I'm able to relish more fully the things happening before me. It's slowing me down. I'm loving it. I'm determined to get it, this slowing down thing.
Here are some beautiful moments that have been enjoyed from slowing down recently...
Parading Band Trio with mixing bowls and chopsticks, costume time abounding, and Family Time playing with Photo Booth (a personal favorite...it left me rolling, as you can see. I'm pretty sure Levi turned into Gollum and Judah became a buff 18 year old football player. Hilarious.)
How's your pace? I'm becoming more and more convinced I have to fight pretty violently to slow down. Join me, friends. How could it impact your days?
(Artwork credit for my print: thewheatfield Shop @ Etsy.com)