Day 49: Jumping from moment to moment

It’s the weekend, and a few quiet minutes will be calling my name. The past few months, I’ve been going nonstop and that sort of thing isn’t sustainable. I’ve not really begun any planning for the holidays, and haven’t thought about how to spend my remaining vacation days, days that have to be taken by year end. There are just too many projects to get done in the remaining weeks of December. It’s strange to even write “the remaining weeks of December,” since it seems like just a few weeks ago, it was January. How could a whole year have passed already?

We started the year with our son’s wedding, and welcoming our new daughter-in-love, and then with a blip, the rest of the year seems swallowed up by the busy-ness of breathing in and breathing out. Work, eat, vegetate, and sleep. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Taken as a whole, it does seem to be one big blur, but we have taken moments to savor the sun, the sea, the sand, the sunsets. Savoring the moments helps to build moments of repose, and if you can string together the moments of repose, they bring waves of peace amidst the busy-ness.

DAY 49 HOMEWORK: Take a few moments to savor God’s handiwork. Sit and watch children playing, or pay attention to the details in a flower. String those moments of wonder together even across your busy weekend, and when you pay attention to paying attention, notice what that does for you.


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