Slow…Five Minute Friday…February 24, 2017
I’ve decided to start a new thing to help me get blogging actually happening, it’s called Five Minute Friday. Today’s theme is slow. So the concept is you just free write for five minutes on the theme. Here it goes…
Trying to remember to take the time to breathe when life feels overwhelming. Instead of just trying to rush from one thing on the to do list to the next, actually taking time when the baby… well not so much a baby anymore… wants to be held, or wants a book read to her. Or just simply wants a hug.
There are so many days I feel disconnected because I’m either trying to check things off the list, or I’m just so tired that it is hard to connect.
Slowing down… Remembering the fascination of a flame and how I can just sit and watch the flicker of a candlelight. Knowing that I probably need to make some room on this messy desk for the candle to sit again so I can lite it every once in a while and just breathe, just slow down, just take a minute to be thankful for all that I do have around me.
I know how life can be unfair. I know the grief of saying goodbye to a child (and wow didn’t anticipate this when I started). Her angelversary is next week. I know I need to be thankful for the four I have here and watching them grow because life is too short sometimes and you don’t get all the time you thought you’d have.
Slowing down… Remembering amongst the to-do list I’m trying to accomplish that part of the reason we homeschool and have half of this craziness is so we can spend time with my husband when he can be home. So taking a breath when he walks in the door to greet him. The give him a kiss and a hug. To let him know I’m glad he’s home. Even if my hands are in the middle of baking bread, making dinner or cleaning up a mess.
Wow…. I didn’t know all of that was going to come out today. Later I’ll likely have posts that I can link up on some of those things I mention. But for now… just wow. Even as the tax software stares at me, and they need to be done, maybe getting this all out today will help me to remember to slow down this weekend and enjoy having everyone home that can be, and just being…
What about you… how do you … slow?
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