We move so quickly with all of our preparation for holidays, events, and family activities because there’s never enough hours in the day. If we stay home, many expect more from our time and talents because we have the “extra” time. If we have a day job, we then come home to all of our family responsibilities. Regardless of how you do life, we are all very busy.
Consider these moments . Have you ever:
- hand washed and dried dishes (yes, not put them in the dishwasher).
- planted the holiday plants in the gardening bed by the front door?
- sat with your child and read them a nighttime story?
- enjoyed that cup of coffee or tea in solitude before the sun came up?
Do you think God intentionally created these slower moments for us to better prepare for our daily life? These moments require us to not work at 21st century speed. They allow us moments to reflect on things that bless our lives and things that cause chaos. If we slow down in these God given moments, then we can better prepare for the next activity, event or holiday.
If we take the time to reflect during these moments instead of hurrying to the next activity, we can reflect on our world and see it with healthier eyes and open hearts. This perspective can help us make better choices for ourselves and our family activities. We can see our world through God’s eyes not through the lens of chaos.
Wow! If we allow reflection during our menial tasks we can put so many more God moments in our day. We can get a clearer picture of the wants and needs of ourselves and our family. And bonus, we can enjoy every minute of the day because we reflected on our actions and the dashboard of to do items!
Here’s to the reflection in your next cup of java (and/or dish drying towel)!