Friday, January 23, 2009

Slow Down!

I was rattling off a list and my husband said, "You are talking so fast!"

Can you relate? I had to laugh and ask him, "I am?"

Sometimes, I just need to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n.

-Slow down and enjoy emailing a friend.

-Slow down and read a chapter of the Bible without hurrying.

-Slow down at the dinner table (this is great for losing weight too. Eat slower. You'll enjoy the tastes of the food without mindlessly stuffing yourself)

-Slow down when driving (yup, I got a ticket and am headed to traffic school next month!)

Savoring life probably doesn't look like someone running around from one thing to the next. Now I'm not advocating sitting around, moving slowly like a slug on a log. No mom could excel in this way! I'm talking about leaving some margins in your day to sit and listen to your kids, stretch for one minute if you're tired, pray without rushing, etc.
You might be moving at mach speed on the outside doing laundry and starting dinner but internally, you're at peace. You're not flustered or rushing.

What's a way you could slow down today? Is this doable as a mom?

"So he who waits on his master will be honored." Prov. 27:18

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Anonymous said...

remember that poem's famous lines...
" what is this life if full of care...we have no time to stand and stare..." your blog reminds me of those lines...btw if you haven't decided on a traffic school yet, look for online traffic schools , you might save some time and get more moments to stand and stare...

Arlene Pellicane said...

Thank you for the great poem line and traffic school advice!