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