Take time to see the beauty

My life has been moving so fast the past month or so that I've had some trouble processing my thoughts like I'd like to. So bear with me here as I try to get them out. :)

Something that has been hitting me hard lately is making sure I'm being present in the present. Life is moving so fast and I feel like I'm being pulled in many different directions. That often finds my mind preoccupied with what's to come, what needs to be done or just plain frazzled. And that's not how I want to live each day. I'm thankful for the reminder He laid upon my heart that each day is a gift and there is beauty in each day, whether mundane or some new adventure. But I have to slow down enough to accept that gift.

So, I'm trying to be very intentional, every day, to live fully in the moment with those I'm with, which is most often my kiddos. I've said before that I cherish these years I get to spend with them because I can already see how quickly they go by. And I don't want to miss out on the relationship and memories with them for something that really, in the end, doesn't matter.

I don't want to miss out on growing and deepening the relationship with my husband, either. Going through the devotional Wife After God with some other lovely ladies has been so good on encouraging me to be intentional with my relationship with Robert and God.

There are many wonderful friendships in my life that I don't want to take for granted, either. This day in age, it can be so easy to lose touch with our real life friends and I never want that to happen. I'm grateful for the friendships He has blessed me with and I want to be intentional with those, too.

Basically, I'm understanding that life may not slow down, but I can slow myself down throughout the day and soak in everything that's around me...the people, the places, the experiences...everything.

How do you slow down and soak in the beauty of everyday?


  1. I hear ya sister! I am trying to get myself in a habit of getting up early every day and having quiet reading time. Also, after our Chicago trip I am going to really try to cut back on everything that makes me so busy during the week and on weekends. I really want to spend more time winding down and relaxing with my hubby in the evenings.

  2. Oh girl! I think a lot of us deal with this! You are not alone :) I take time in the morning for a devotional. When the weather permits I do it on the deck in the back and enjoy God's beauties of the day. Also, I try to put aside work stuff at a certain time in the evening to relax and enjoy my husband. This give a relaxed evening, better rest and feeling restored the next morning!


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