Thursday, October 11, 2012
Slow Down & Live in the Moment
I'm leading a ladies book study of my friend, Elaine Miller's book, We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage and Ten Things You Can. We are on chapter four which is entitled, "Loosen Up!" The ladies and I talked about ways to be less uptight and more fun-loving.
I struggle with this. I am wound tighter than a top sometimes. I tend to allow myself to fly off the handle at very little things. Then my home becomes a war-zone, littered with the wounds that I inflicted on all around me. I'm not proud of it.
Generally when I'm anxious about something, I focus on that and beware the family member who interrupts me in the midst of my worrying.
Yet, I can worry myself right out of joy. Right out of happiness. Right out of living in the moment.
Ann Voskamp had a quote on her blog this morning (her blog, A Holy Experience is on my sidebar). She said,This is true in my life. I race through my day with break-neck speed and race right past the little moments that could bring me peace. I race past the joy. Race past the happy moments.
So today, I want to slow down. Breathe. Enjoy the moment.