|["slow down" by pope saint victor...my love added for by way of ney]|
I thought I'd share this with you because it's the message I've been needing on my refrigerator, taped to my dashboard, next to my alarm clock...you get the idea. Often I get stuck in a flow of weeks after weeks that seem to have swept me up in commitments and overwhelmed worries. I know not to worry. I know that everything always turns out fine, better than fine. It's more so worries of things that I've spread myself too thin for. Worries of thought; if I do everything that I've committed to, will I still have time and energy to take care of myself and those that I love.
So here's the reminder; SLOW DOWN, you don't have to say yes to everything, work at a pace that works with you, keep a to-do list (so the list doesn't reside in your head), do just one thing off that to-do list a day (more only if you want to/can/or have a deadline), the dishes don't always have to be done, the laundry doesn't have to be put away the second you finish it, dessert should always be enjoyed. Love those who love you and pour your energy into that rather than empty relationships. Relax with long movies and a cup of tea. When you feel the sun shining on you, pause and relish in the warmth. When you see a blossoming spring flower, bend over and smell it. When you see the birds migrating overhead, enjoy their slow yet labored journey. Remember that each step, each day, is a part of your journey so each minute matters.