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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Hi Rebecca! Visiting from FMF.
Your post brought to mind something that I forgot. Being in a rush and busy was always my attempt to show I am productive. Sure things need to be done each and every day, but we can lose sight of a lot of blessings if we aren’t careful.
Agreeing with you on the stopping for the husband. My husband used to come home after I did, but I worked part time then. Now I am full time with a longer commute so I often do not hit the house first, but when I do, I surely drop everything to greet him at the door with love and hugs and kisses.
Visiting from FMF. Hope you can stop by I am at #69 this week.
Since I work at home some days I feel the need to show I’m productive, so I relate. I’ll be coming over to visit!
I just started doing the Five Minute Friday link-ups this week too. Amazing what thoughts kind up bumble out of you, huh? I, too, find it hard to slow down, especially when things like to-do lists, mountains of laundry and dishes are staring in your face! Reading about stopping to greet your husband while making dinner hit home for me. The poor guy usually gets a cheek when he goes in for a kiss! Going to work on that! In my post I wrote about how I find it easiest to be slow when I am outside. #76 in the linkup.
Thanks Kalee, I am looking forward to getting outside below zero here this morning and I just can’t quite do that yet. 🙂
I kind of already do slow on the outside with having Cerebral Palsy (I can, have tried keeping up but I get worn out looking how everyone is in a hurry. It’s a little wow..) but my inside is all, gotta do this! And this! I’m going to miss something… I’ve been slowing down every time I see or have daffodils next to me lately. And coloring in my bible slows me way down especially when I’m not distracted by my phone. Helps to just be. I need to light a candle again, thanks for that. 🙂 welcome to five minute Friday.
Thanks Julia, I love the idea of coloring, I need to do more of that.