It’s Monday, and I’m a mom who just moved, and I’ve had mountains to settle, and I feel compelled today to live the unhurried life.
I’ve written on this before, but it boomeranged back to my heart again this week. As I hustle to unravel my life in a new place I feel this inner pressure to get everything hung, placed, positioned, tucked, folded, or trashed very quickly. I also have ideas and visions of some things I want to have my hand in, to have play out, to embark upon in this new season, and the dreamer in me is wanting to wake up and makes things actually come to pass.
And then there’s these kids, all bright eyed with hearts supple and open and gaping a bit, who need a filling from their Mama.
So basically I’ve been in blitz mode.
And it’s left my heart and mind stamped and scrambled.
It’s my own fault. I’ve had this rush and hurry tendency as long as I can remember. And if I’m honest, it has stolen many moments from my family and I.
So, God, just help me to get it….
That living life at break neck speeds only leaves us broken.
It will not leave us caught up, ahead, content, or rewarded – it will only leave us withered, cranky, gnarled.
But here’s the really sweet thing…
We have a new beginning with it being Monday and all. We have new mercies today. New chances. New opportunities. We will fail at some of them. But we can win at some too.
Maybe we could find a taste of victory in slowing some this week.
Maybe soaking in the moments will result in some real satisfaction.
Slowing down just might build us up.
I reread a few posts I wrote a while back about pacing and tendencies and decelerating. I’d like to leave you with them today, along with a few other good resources – about resisting the rush.
Hugs to each of you.
Click here to read Pace, my post about slowing.
Click here to read about a slow morning we enjoyed a few years back.
Click here for a short, must watch video for all mothers who feel the need to rush.
Find a copy of the second issue of The Magnolia Journal. It’s from Joanna Gaines and her crew. They choose a virtue for each issue to look at and learn from. The second issue is on simplicity. I highly recommend it as we attempt to live a life with more margin built in.