Life, Real Life

Have you Ever Thought to Slow Down?

We live in a very fast paced world! We work full-time, run our own businesses, doctor appointments, kids in school, extra-curricular activities…oh and then of course there are the weekends that are full of parties, camping, sleepovers, etc. What are we doing? I can’t schedule anything because my schedule is already full. I can’t even scheduled down time to slow down.

Do you feel over-scheduled? I do, but why don’t we slow down? As a mother, I want my kids to try everything so they are well-rounded and they get a feel for what they are passionate about, but is it worth the stress? I’d like to say no, but I don’t change it. As a matter of fact, I seem to continue adding on to it. Why do we do this to ourselves? I wish I knew.

The funny thing is, when things do slow down I cannot stand it. I look at my calendar for the next appointment, tournament or camping trip. I don’t feel whole if there is nothing going on.

If I am not going to slow down, I have at least chosen to devote some time in the morning to God. I sit outside with a cup of coffee and pray, I pray about everything; my kids, my husband, his job, our finances, my health, my daughter and her boyfriend, getting new tires, my neighbors, all the ailments in the world…you name it and it is on the list! I guess this gives me a since of calm before the storm which gets me through the other side of the storm in one piece.

It’s a good life and we are here to live, uplift one another and carry out God’s work. Whether I do that in a hectic way or slow down, it is getting done and that makes me happy.

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