December 28, 2021
I want to talk about being still and enjoying each moment today. Anyone who knows me knows that I am anything but able to stay still, at least not for extended periods :).
I decided to change where I sit to start my day off in the last couple of days. Our house is relatively quiet in the morning; no one else gets up as early as me, and except for our turtle’s noise in his tank, and it is just me. I decided to take time and sit and look at the Christmas tree; taking pleasure in looking at the lights, the ones that blink off and on, particularly captured my attention. I then noticed specific ornaments like the one for Paris, my eldest daughter (who is now 25) when she was an infant, one given to us from a miniature dollhouse show we went to years ago, to one with a picture of Leila (our youngest child, 15). Some ornaments were given to me by child care clients (when I had my daycare in the house), others more recent, one of the actors from Scarecrow and Mrs. King, one from a gift exchange that says, you are a blessing every day of the year, etc. I then took time to look around the room at the mirror where our Christmas cards are placed, taking a moment to read one or two of them. Do you take time out to enjoy your surroundings, or do you rush through one activity to another without giving each activity a moment’s thought? I used to be like that and can still be that way if I am not careful. As the new year comes closer to ending, take a moment to reflect on the good from the year and take time to pause throughout the next few days as you work, celebrate, etc.
Happy Holiday and a very wonderful New Year to you and your family!
4 thoughts on “Being Still”
A very timely reminder. I am trying to be more intentional and more in the moment instead of losing the present thinking about all that needs to be done in the future.
Thanks so much for your comment and your support.
My MIL use to tell me to light, which meant sit down like a fire and be still. Miss her❤️.
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Yeah, I know you miss her!