Monday, November 5

pause


daily, my little teabags impart such simple tidbits of wisdom to me. 

pause. 

today, i paused to think just how blessed i am. just how much i have been blessed with. in this day and age it is so easy to get wrapped up in what we don't have and what we want more of. 

i paused to think that even through i don't have the prettiest decorated house, the cutest and most desirable wardrobe, or the most glamorous lifestyle...i don't need those things. to be honest, i don't even want those things. because it is when i sit there in thinking about those things that i am reminded just how much those pale in comparison to so many other things. 

i paused to contemplate paul's words in phillipians 4..."I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength." 

i paused to read through past prayer journals. my heart paused to thank the Lord for his grace, love, and faithfulness to me in the past.  

i paused to enjoy my family at dinner time after i frantically made dinner. and it was so sweet. love spending time listening to ty's day and enjoying our little one sitting with us at the family dinner table.

i paused to smell my baby's freshly bathed skin as i feed and rocked him before bedtime. those moments will be gone so quickly. baby is growing up so fast. 

i paused to text a friend to tell her i am thinking about her and that i miss her dearly. 

and as i wrote this post, i paused to think that i need to pause more often.

8 comments:

Ashley said...

I love pausing! I need to do it more often!
-ashley
http://pencilleddaydream.com

Kerri W. said...

Beautiful post. I've been studying Philippians and it's been giving me a lot of those lightbulb moments, too. :)

Kate said...

{adorable mug!} This is a great post. I have to remind myself daily to stop thinking about how "things will be perfect when..." and remember to live today and appreciate everything I have now. Now's the time I'm going to be looking back on remembering how great life was! Sometimes it's so hard to be content/live in the present.

Amy Caudill said...

i love this! reminds me of the psalms..."be still and know that I AM God." So good. thanks for sharing!

kristin said...

THANK YOU for the reminder to pause. In this day and age, "busyness" is all the rage. It's important to remember that it's necessary to pause. <3

Heather said...

Love this word - pause. pause and rest. pause and listen. pause and think. so good. thanks for sharing this.

DC in STYLE said...

Such a beautiful post!!!! I think I need to pause to and enjoy every second of this sunny crispy day!
Kisses
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Health, art, and the girl gamer said...

Your writing is powerful...it certainly made me pause!!!

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