Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Taking Time to Smell the Roses

This is something I have been stuggling with lately, to really stop and enjoy the life that is going on all around me. My life has been a little bit of a whirlwind as of late, with my work load picking up, closing on/moving into a new house, and then leaving for vacation less than a week after moving. I found myself getting easily irritated, snappy, and stressed.

Moving Day!

But what are my reasons? These are all beautiful blessed things that I am so very grateful for. I think I was getting lost in the hustle and bustle of it all and not taking the time to look around and realize how incredbly lucky I am. To purchase our first home with the love of my life, to have a steady job that provides, and to be able to get away from it all in a beautiful place. Thankfully a week in Mexico with my love seemed to be the perfect remedy! It was exactly what I needed; no schedule, no agenda, nothing to do but relax, decompress, and re-prioritize.I got to read my bible every morning, have deep and meaningful conversations with my husband, dream about our future, and just be still.

My favorite morning spot

Now that I am back home and the vacation is over, I find myself taking life on with more ease. My priorities have been re-aligned and I am realizing that if our home isnt decorated exactly how I want it in the first month, life will go on. If I have a not-so-great day at work, try again tomorrow! If our house isn't spotless when people come over, no one will care. And life will be more enjoyable! I know life only gets busier and crazier from this point forward, and I want to relish in every season. You only get to live once!

My goal this month: Stop and smell the roses. Take in all the beauty of this world. More fellowship and community. Not get wrapped up in material things. Enjoy life! I hope you can find the time to look around and realize how beautiful life really is.


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