Chris left for Toronto today and thoughtfully took the kids to school this morning so I would not have to. I found myself in the car with time to actually think about the day ahead. Lost in my thoughts I almost flew past the exit for my office. I realized that it had been quite awhile since I had allowed myself to be "lost" in thought. I tried to remember what I was thinking about and the following thought came into my mind, "Slow down". Maybe this thought could be related to my speed and almost missing my turn. However, I thought more about the two little words, and I realized that it meant much more than my speed or the amount of attention that I was paying to the road. So I decided to meditate on these two little words. I realized that even though I had nothing to do at work I was rushing to the office instead of taking the time to do something else. I am always in such a hurry. I hurry to get out of bed, I hurry to get the kids ready, I hurry to make breakfast and lunches, I hurry to get myself ready, I hurry the kids through breakfast and out the door... and the day goes on and slips away. My challenge for today is to be still, listen, and slow down.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. (Psalms 23:2)