After my mom passed away, I found a small turtle pin next to where she would sit on the couch! It was small and nothing flashy, but when I saw it, I knew it was a message, from Mom, saying it’s ok to ‘take it slow!’
Sometimes when we are in a stage of hardship and/or grief, we think we need to go full speed ahead and get to the other side of it!
I can speak from my experience…there was no way around it. It catches up to you, maybe even after most think you’re already through it! There is really no ‘through it’ either. There is a new normal. A new acceptance of a changed life.
Lately, I feel like many of us are rushing through life period! Looking for the next big event or moment, rather than relishing the present! We sometimes forget that life is what is happening right now! It’s ok to slow down and be in the the here and now!
And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than rushing from somewhere, to somewhere. Inhaling deep lungfuls of air, instead of my usual shallow breaths. I take a moment to just stop and look around me. And smile to myself.
For the first time in a long time, I can, quite literally, smell the coffee.Alexandra Potter, The Two Lives of Miss
I am beginning week three of time at my Home AWAVE from Home! Spending time with family and time to be introspective! it’s been really good for my soul! (Below is a pic of me in front of my favorite spot!)
Whether you are in a season of grief or joy, take a moment to slow your pace! A moment for gratitude to be your focus! If you, like me, don’t like coffee…take a moment to smell the chocolate! Enjoy the sweetness that comes from sharing life with people you love and people that love you!! Life is short and there are no guarantees about tomorrow! Make the most of this moment!