We’re in that time of year where we are constantly on the go. To some, it’s a burden. Others thrive on it. But it’s a continuous cycle. Stay as busy as possible during the summer doing a multitude of things just so we can do that same thing during the school year. Now don’t get me wrong, it is okay to be busy with day to day life activities, but are you taking the time to be still and savor the time of life that you are in now?
I had a good talk a few weeks ago with a dear lady that I truly admire, and the first thing she said to me was that she could sense some life changes were going to be coming. Boy, does that hit you! I hadn’t even mentioned anything and she knew. Her advice—Enjoy the now, but also look forward to what is and will be coming. To be honest, I didn’t know what to think at first. I am very much a type A personality. That being said, I love organization, structure, and plans. It’s one of my best and worst personality traits. What this woman basically told me to do is to let go of some of the reigns and savor the moments life throws at me now. Easier said than done… However, her advice has stuck with me and it has given me time to slow down, think, enjoy life, and be still.
Now, here’s my point—we’re all busy. Our schedules can bring us multiple places in a week, but when are you taking time to be still? Is it driving in the car, watching kids play, or reading a good book at a coffee shop? We all need to take the time to slow down and catch our breath. I want to challenge you to take time within this next month, hopefully before school starts, to be still. It looks different for everyone – from a one-on-one with your child, catching up with an old friend, or sitting outside in nature. Find your way to be still and hit refresh.