Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Breathe Deeply and Slowly

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Woah- I have been so focused on relaxing over break that blogging has completely fallen away from my daily to-do list :) The good and bad about Christmas break... I never really get that much accomplished.
But I guess that's the point, right? 

So far my break has consisted of:
Lots of time with family
Working my way through The Hunger Games novels
Catching up on One Tree Hill
Spending lots of quality time with my puppy in front of the fire
Watching lots of movies and mindless TV
Babysitting, a little
Working at Noodles, quite at bit
And lots of good holiday food (I may actually have Cookie Coma)

Here are a few highlights to catch you up :)

I think we're all growing up a lite bit... It's weird that everyone looks a little older every time I come home. Do you think we look alike? 

I really made it a point this break to let myself relax. Sometimes I don't realize that I'm moving 100 mph (sometimes even faster) in Ann Arbor, and I hardly ever have time to sit enjoy good books, friends, or family. Isn't that the case with most of us? We get so caught up in always being productive and we start to feel guilty if we take time to just be in the moment and relax. 

To live in the moment and to appreciate the simple, little things that drift by unnoticed if we let them. The things we wish we would have done more of in the long run. The things we actually remember in life.

I encourage you to step back these next few days. If you are still on vacation (or still in Holiday mode), take advantage of the quiet time when you have nothing to do and nowhere to be. Breathe deeply and slowly. Smile a lot. Appreciate all that you are blessed with.


"This is the day which the Lord hath made. We will rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24



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