Tuesday, January 3, 2017
At the beginning of this new year I ponder. New seasons are always exciting and nerve wracking. The delight of something new versus the fear of the unknown. Unlike the seasons in nature which have a natural flow, sometimes life doesn't flow as smoothly. Just as we think progress is being made, there can be a knock back. It can feel like two steps forward and one step back.
I have friends in my life who are going through some big things at the moment, taking two steps forward and one step back. I find them constantly jumping into my mind. As soon as the thought of them brushes through my mind, I take the opportunity to check in on them - even if it is a quick message. I greatly admire these strong and very brave women in my life.... whom life seems to have thrown a bit of a speed bump to. I pray for them often, and hope that in the reality of what they are going through.... that they can find a moment to stop and breathe.
No matter what is happening for you, have you ever stepped outside on a beautiful day, just closed your eyes and BREATHED? Taken the time to just be in the moment?
For me, it is in these moments.... in the pause....that I can stop, breathe, and think. In that moment I am still and my heart is listening. These are the moments I need to take the time to be in. These simple moments make our journey.... and are handed to us as a gift.
Take time today to be still. Be in the moment.