Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Slowing down

Often, in this crazy world we live in, we forget to slow down. We move from one thing to the next, rushing, rushing, rushing. Many times, we are just trying to "make it through the day." And lets be honest, we've all been there. Some days thats just what happens, but I am really learning about how to {try} to slow down and just be. Be still, be restful, be a friend, be a conversationalist or a listener, be in the moment.

I don't want to miss out on the wonderful joys of life because I'm rushing from one errand to another. Will and I have put a lot of emphasis on slowing down on days that allow for that. When he is off, we try to ease into the mornings or stay up a little later to sit on the porch and chat. Its nice to slow down. to listen. or sit quietly. to just be. 

Last night we did just that. It was one of those days where we'd been rushing from the moment we woke up (because we snoozed 10 times ... you've been there, I know it). The day was packed and we were just trying to make it through Monday. I left school around 8pm after an event to find a flurry of texts from Will saying he was off and picking up takeout. I hurried home to find a large Indochine (one of my favorite restaurants) bag on the table.

We set up a mini table outside on the porch and enjoyed a wonderful dinner just the two of us. After such a crazy day, it was exactly what we both needed. Time to slow down, catch up and just sit quietly and enjoy the fall breeze. I know that there will be many days ahead where we're rushing from one thing to the next, but my hope is that we will continue to find moments, however small they may be, to slow down and enjoy all that is around us.

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