This month we have been bombarded with hateful acts, instilling fear and sadness and awareness.
I use social media to highlight the good everyday, despite the chaos and conflict and negativity.
I choose love. One love. Are you with me? I am with you.
Whenever I get comfy on the couch, our cat jumps on my chest and snuggles in too. He can’t get close enough and it makes everyone laugh. I think he chooses me because I’m always warm. Juliana thinks he picks me because I’m the one that isn’t needy or wanting of his attention. I am definitely his favorite human at least for now, as we were all sitting on the couch and he wouldn’t leave my lap. Jeff gets such a kick out of our dynamic.
This was just one of the Sunday moments that made me smile.
What made you smile today? Have a great week, BeLOVErs.
I am thankful for daylight savings time, only because I’m so tired that I am in my bed by 9:15 pm, which is really like 8:15 pm and very early for me. The day was full and busy and I’m exhausted, especially after losing an hour of sleep.
I thought Sunday’s were supposed to be a day of rest. Just not in my house. The day went on and on with “nothing” to do but a little bit of work, and church, meetings, planning, shopping, cleaning, cooking, laundry and so on. I’m pooped and prepared for the upcoming week.
So here we go…to bed early. What a gift.
Happy birthday to my BFF!! I’m so glad you were born.
Hope y’all have a peace-filled and healthy week!
How did you rest today?
Did you slow down and enjoy a special moment with someone or something you love?
The message for today was not to hurry. I had to think about this one for awhile and wondered what that would look like and feel like to slow down. I always feel like I am in a hurry and juggling several things at once. I want to go, go, go, and don’t want to stop until bed time.
What happens when you don’t hurry?
I decided to practice today, since it was the sabbath, a day of rest.
As we were leaving church today, a gentleman decided he wanted to talk with us. We did not know him, yet his eyes sparkled and he wanted to share his story with us. Since we weren’t in a hurry, we listened. And we listened until everyone around us left. We walked outside and we listened some more. He had a lot to share and was very interesting and friendly. Plus, we weren’t in a hurry and we felt the presence of the moment and just being together in conversation, sharing stories and feeling good.
Juliana and I went shopping after lunch and we took our time. We weren’t in a rush and we were able to find what we were seeking. I wanted to hurry home and be done, but instead we slowed down. I smiled at people and shared stories. One girl gave me an extra 10% off my order, maybe because I was not in a hurry and was present for a real moment in the check out line with her, asking her personal questions. I was actually enjoying the slower process and talking to people. I saw the workers differently and appreciated their service and hearing their stories too.
I feel like if we slow down and see people and connect, maybe we can make this world a little less hectic and discover what we have in common and smile and share a laugh.
Hmm…that’s what happened to me today and I loved it. How about you? What happens when you slow down?
This is what I’m doing tomorrow.
I tried today but it was too hot. Tomorrow I will celebrate Sunday with a day of rest, after we say our early morning goodbyes to Akie.
I am looking forward to a day of no expectations.
What will you do with your Sunday? Will you rest? Will you work?
Whatever you choose to do, I wish you peace and relaxation.
How did you spend your Sunday?
I hope you found some time to slow down and to relax before the new week begins again.
Our family is trying to not be as scheduled on Sundays as we are so busy during the week. We are open to play yet we don’t want to feel committed to responsibilities if that makes sense.
For example, after church, one of my BFFs came over to have lunch and to watch a chick flick matinee together. Jeff went to watch a football game with his buddy and the kids just hung out. This was totally relaxing.
We came back together later in the day to share a celebratory dinner in honor of Charlie’s presidential win for his elementary school, followed by a trip to the grocery store to bring home ice cream.
This is how we relaxed and rested today. What did you find relaxing? I wish you a peaceful week, filled with love, BeLovers.
Oh the weather was beautiful today! The sky was so blue and looked unreal. The kids were all playing catch in the yard and were happy to just be home, without having to rush out the door.
When they saw me sitting on the ground watching them play, they came and climbed on my lap. I loved that!
I got to play some social tennis for a few hours in the afternoon and the temperature was 84 degrees! I was wishing I was at the beach with my paddle board, but still had a good time, even though it was pretty hot.
Jeff was home most of the day as he was smoking a brisket that took 9 hours to cook on the Traeger. Oh my gosh, our yard smelled so good all day.
Charlie had double baseball practices and Christian went with him to help out at the first practice and Jeff took him to the batting cages later in the day.
April and Steve joined us for a late family dinner. We laughed so hard playing Telephone around the table. I was so glad they were here to share the evening together.
As we were cleaning up, I checked Facebook and saw someone mention that the planets were clearly visible tonight. We saw Jupiter next to the moon and Mars behind us. Such a great day!
I am enjoying these days with the kids and Jeff and friends and staying close to home. Even though we are still busy, there are more moments of down time with not as much planned and I’m loving how we’re just flowing with what comes our way. Life is good.
Hope you had a good day! xo