In a world that is fast-paced and highly technological, we tend to move from one thing to the next with little thought. Our goal can often be to quickly finish one task so we can move on to the next one. Productivity is our top priority. It's so easy to fall into this trap as mothers, because our job is demanding and tasks are literally never-ending.
Rather than rushing through school work with your children, you can embrace the moment and really soak it in. Take your time.
How often do you say "no" to reading to your child because there is something else that needs to be done? Or you rush through the story to move on to the next thing?
"Wherever you are, be all there. Attend to the beauty and bounty of each singular moment." -Ann Voskamp
- Cuddle with your nursing baby a little long
- Take a longer moment to think about that passage of scripture
- Talk about what you read with your children. Engage.
- Wait a few more moments to soak in the silence and hear from God
- Let your toddler help with the laundry, even though it slows you down
- Take the extra time [when you can] to make a hot breakfast
There are so many opportunities, everyday, that we allow to pass us by.
Pause for a moment.
Beauty is in the details. It is these moments that God peers through.
“Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence--neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish--it is an imponderably valuable gift.” -Maya Angelou
What is something you tend to race through that you can really attend to and "be all there" for today?