Pausing

This morning I’m pausing to say thank you.   I wonder how many times I’ve driven past sunsets I didn’t watch or sat in the car looking my phone and ignored the gifts He gives just because I didn’t take the time to pay attention.

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Vacation has a way of making me slow down to look around.   This photo certainly displays the beauty of what God created.   Look at those colors.

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My kids make me slow down.   My daughter picked these on a walk around our neighboorhood from a bush in an empty lot.  Sweet.

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Difficulties can slow me down.  Sometimes in a good way.

One of my former co-workers walked into my office yesterday and handed me this note and a donation.    It made me think about the fact that our lives entertwine with others.  I haven’t seen her in a long time.  And yet, when she heard about the arson at our church this week she acted and gave encouragement and grace.      Made me cry.  It also made me want to pause and touch other people in their pain.   Made me grateful.

How about you?   What causes you to pause and notice?   What makes you grateful?

 

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2 responses to “Pausing

  1. Jill Williamson

    How precious about your coworker! Creation almost always gives me pause. A beautiful sky, trees (I love trees), flowers, animals, and children (the smaller the child, the greater the pause). I sometimes just like to sit back and watch one of my children and marvel that God gave them to me to love. It’s a precious gift, and I am so thankful.

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