I haven’t really been able to blog much this past month. I feel like my inspiration flew out of me and perched itself on a far away tree branch. It’s not that I am sad or upset. I am sitting in a pause button mode.
I’m like a character on a program and I just got stopped in mid air…a freeze frame. Everywhere I go I’m getting these deep thoughts watching my surroundings. If I wrote about them you would think I had flipped my lid. For example, right now I see a sweet slow elderly couple walking out of a restaurant. I pause to watch them. She is eating her ice cream cone. He is walking ahead watching out for her. I’m thinking if she only knew how that ice cream is made. I was just made aware by my daughter who works there. How long have they been married? Were they on a date?
Lord, don’t let anyone ambush them. It’s dark and probably past their bedtime. I know it is mine. I whisper a prayer of protection over them.
I’m now freeze framing them in my mind and coming up with my own dialogue about their life.
Lately, I have been saying “live in the moment“, “enjoy each day” as if to bottle it up and stick it in a jar. I want to keep it preserved on a shelf to pull down later and remember it all over again. See that’s my deep thinking!
It’s hard sometimes to let your kids go off to college when they have lived with you their whole life. It’s challenging to have them come back at times and refit back into their spot of departure. It’s disheartening to look at your youngest and know she too will be leaving soon to do the whole college thing. We know seasons change. We know it’s weird to stunt their growth and keep them in diapers. Can we not stick them in those same jars and neatly stack them on our shelf? These are all inevitable happenings of life. You can’t push the pause button here and stop the natural progression of life.
So you ask what’s my point??
I think just a friendly reminder to……
Push the button and take a pause!
Stop and take time each day to notice new people, places and things.
Nouns on Notice!!
Take delight in them and continue onward tucking away any new found discoveries.
Push & Pause,
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”