Friday, July 25, 2014

how to take your time

When we arrived last night the gray clouds hung like a veil over the mountains.  This morning the curtains have lifted and we have a front row seat to the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.

Long weekends are a gift.
Regular weekends are a tease. 
By the time you get relaxed, it’s Saturday and you’re already faced with the end the very. next. day.  Today I’m relaxed and I still have a day between me and Sunday. 

I don’t care what people say. 
Time doesn’t pass the same all day every day.  Each minute doesn’t move at the same 60 second pace.  The more I hurry the more time accelerates.  When I slow, time slows.

So slowly I will step into this time away with the one I love most in the world.  I will hold carefully each moment of celebrating each year…all ten of them…that we have shared as husband and wife.

How do you take your time?

I usually take mine fast and furious but this weekend I take it slow and sacred.  In fact, I don’t think I will take it at all.  No grabbing and hoarding of minutes and hours.  I am choosing to slow down enough to let time take me…somewhere worth going…somewhere worth being.

You don’t need a long weekend away to change how you take your time.  So whether your weekend is long or short let’s all take a deep breath and say together – time, come slowly, and hold me right here.

Happy slow, sacred weekend, friend.


Sabra Penley said...

Congratulations on 10 years! May God bless your slower pace this weekend, friends!

Amanda Uher said...

Beautiful! And congratulations!