Experiencing the small, yet most meaningful, things in my life doesn’t come easy.
But, when I deliberately stop and set time aside to make it happen, it is, by far, the most natural and fulfilling experience.
The world around us is moving at a faster rate every day.
The demands of life are pulling us in all different directions.
From the never ending to-do list to the booked calendar, we are saying too many yes’s, and not enough no’s.
Our decisions are driven by the wrong motives, such as, guilt, approval and affirmation.
Instead, it should be aligned to our priorities.
For me, they are God, family and ministry.
These days, I am also finding that I need for things to slow down in my life more.
I just want to sit, and not in front of a screen.
I want to sit and watch my life with a heart filled with contentment.
Today, I did just that.
I sat in my backyard, looking at the fallen, crisp leaves move across the cement, as I read a book, and watched my two younger children create a road with chalk, so they can ride their scooters and bikes on.
That hour became a memorable, meaningful memory
As a wife and working mom of four children, there is no doubt about it, I am quite a busy lady.
But, I am learning more and more how to say “no,” so I can say “yes” to my first ministry- my family.
Living a balanced life doesn’t just happen, you have to FIGHT to make it happen.
Or, is it just a simple “No?”
And then, finding the chair that is “just right” for you, so you can sit and simply embrace life’s sweetness.