Tuesday, December 2, 2008
"Slow" is the new theme at Self Portrait Challenge and I thought this was a fitting time of year to focus on slow. I am a person who loves a slow pace. I don't like excessive busyness, having my plate too full, losing my focus, not taking time to breathe....
I love this time of year because I love the reason we celebrate, not the hustle and bustle, shopping, wasting precious time in stores searching for gifts that honestly, most of us don't need. I love the little moments of decorating, baking cookies, smelling the Christmas tree scent cover the house, enjoying the fireplace warmth every night while the kids play in the family room, listening to Christmas music almost exclusively, watching a few good Christmas movies that are shown only at this time of year, and taking time to absorb all the good stuff.
This year, we've added a great Advent storybook to our Christmas celebration. We'll be reading Jotham's Journey over the next few weeks and I think we'll really enjoy it. The first two nights were very interesting and the kids are waiting for the next part :)
After our story, we stayed quietly around the fire while my boys practiced their guitar playing. They are doing really well with their playing, learning more all the time, and the best part is that they love it. They love practicing and figuring out the chords and they are sounding so good lately. :-)
I love these slow times. I love the memories made and the togetherness of family that being slow brings. I hope you too, can find moments of slow in your everyday lives this month.
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