Being Still

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!


Published by Samella McClary-Brown

Hi, allow me to introduce myself. I am Samella McClary-Brown and I am branching out as a Life Coach. I began developing my life coaching skills when I started as a secretary and then advanced to administrative assistant. After some time, my husband and I started a family and, as a result, inspired me to open a successful in-home daycare service. While running this business, I went back to school and earned both an associate's and a bachelor's degree in childcare services and authored and self-published Suddenly (Samella Trent) a romance novel. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom caring for my two children; working on a book and overseeing two Facebook groups I created; one to encourage writers and one to promote positivity and self-esteem. I am a testament that it isn't too late to begin again. Because of my ability to set goals and accomplish those dreams, I am now inspired to put those skills to work for you. This blog will focus on writing tips, time management and sharing updates on my writing progress. Being a life coach is the next endeavor that God has placed in my heart and I would like to serve as your life coach to help you get to your next level. Do you have a dream or a project you are working on and want someone to come alongside you and encourage you? I would love to provide one-on-one support.

4 thoughts on “Being Still

  1. 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.


  2. Very Nice!

    My MIL use to tell me to light, which meant sit down like a fire and be still. Miss her❤️.

    Sent from my iPhone



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