We stand at the threshold of the busiest time of year. Holidays beckon with their whirlwind of extra everything—shopping, spending, running, eating, gaining…well, you know.
When this happens on top of our typically busy lives, life can be um, crazy.
Sometimes we need to simply stop and breathe. In… Out…
I have a new post on Just 18 Summers that I’d love for you to check out. It’s about a regular crazy-busy mom-moment when God taught me to slow down and take a breath.
I leaned against the wall of the clothing store changing area and worked to stay upright and attentive. My older daughters had an “urgent” need for new jeans so I had promised a quick shopping trip after an already long school day and several hours of ball practice.
The week had been a flurry of practices, out-of-town ballgames, and church youth activities—the typical whirlwind of (dis)organized chaos.
So I sighed. And I leaned.
The changing area was empty (other moms fortunate enough to be home starting dinner) so the girls grabbed adjacent rooms. I closed my eyes and waited for the fashion show.
Until I heard a giggle.
I looked, and there they were—just beneath the changing room curtains—three beautiful pairs of feet.
Three pairs. Three dressing room stalls. Three places in life.
This day, this moment, is a treasure. How will we breathe it in?
Have a blessed week!
Leigh Ann 🙂
2 thoughts on “Slow Down and Breathe”
Loved this one! Just what I needed today. Thanks Leigh Ann!! 😍😍😍
On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 10:44 AM, Heart Undivided wrote:
> Leigh Ann Thomas posted: ” We stand at the threshold of the busiest time > of year. Holidays beckon with their whirlwind of extra > everything—shopping, spending, running, eating, gaining…well, you know. > When this happens on top of our typically busy lives, life can be um, > crazy” >
Thanks, Jenelle! It’s a regular struggle with me and my prayer is always, “Lord, help me to simply breathe!” Thanks for your encouragement 🙂