Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Taking the Scenic Route: the lost art of slowing down...

I have found myself lately very deliberately "taking the scenic route". Handwriting a thank you note, rather than just blasting a text or quick facebook message...
...using our antique wooden handled push mower, instead of using our gas powered mower, hand-watering my hydrangeas, rather than just dragging out the hose.
 I feel  so refreshed just taking the  time to breathe, enjoy the process of working in my home, entertaing my children and not just zooming through my day, and feeling exausted by bedtime! I count my blessings, start my morning slow, taking time to thoughtfully clean and dress my little baby girl, have a home-made chai tea, write in my journal, "honey-dip" in  the Psalms and Proverbs a little.
Even  driving lately, I've been taking the time to notice the hardwork others are doing in their gardens, a house that is gettig a new paint job, keeping the window rolled down in case we hear a Meadowlark, or other bird call, and all in all enjoying the scenic route this summer! Life is such an ejoyable adventure everyday when we do take time to "stop and smell the roses."

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