Monday, September 21, 2009

Slowing Down

Mike and I have been participating in a small group at our church called "40 Days of Love". Basically we all gather together and watch a video and break off into smaller groups (ours is a couples group) and have a discussion. Its amazing. We're learning about Love obviously, hence the title, but we're also learning about patience, kindness, thankfulness and compassion. All things I thought I had a hold one, but turns out I can improve upon immensely.

Several times over the past few weeks, the idea of being thankful has weaved its way into conversations and readings and other things. I’m beginning to become suspicious that maybe there is a conspiracy of thankfulness going on around me. I want to actively embrace it rather than ignore it.

What better way to grow a thankful heart than to notice on purpose the small and the sacred? Here a few of my small moments of celebrating a beautiful almost fall day that I've managed to capture, rather then continue to let them get lost in the daily comings and goings of my life. All because I took the time to slow down and see them.


Anonymous said...

I just love where you live, it looks so beautiful!!

AlyGatr said...

That last pic is just beautiful! What a great lesson. I often have to remind myself to "stop and smell the roses"...especially when I'm running around like a crazy woman.

Whimsical Creations said...

I need to remember to stop and smell the roses sometimes. Your home looks beautiful!