Do you ever get caught up in so many little things that all of a sudden the day slips away from you? You didn’t get as much done as you had hoped. Maybe you checked one or two things of your To Do List, but the majority of the list is still there, staring you in the face and you wonder why? Sometimes this happens to a whole month for me. I am halfway through October, staring November in the face and thinking, “Whatever happened to September?” Time. Flies.
But here’s the reminder I need each and every morning — Today is a GIFT. Slow down. Live it. Don’t just let it fly by. Be aware.
I need to notice the people I share space with today. My husband, my friend, the barista at Starbucks, the cashier at Safeway. Life isn’t about me and my list and my agenda. It is about love. Loving others where they are. Where I am. Instead of trying to cram another errand into the day. Slow down. Breathe. “How can I help? What do you need? How can I love you today?”
That To Do List will get done eventually. And if it takes a while, that’s okay. I want my journey to be one of joy, not stress. How about you? One day at a time, waking up and taking each moment with intention, instead of the moment taking me. Savoring and enjoying the life we are living and each other. Time doesn’t stop but we can slow it down, plant seeds of love and reap joy each day.
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pastures. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37: 3-4 NIV