{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo Baker}

How it works: Write on one word for five minutes. No editing. {All the details for how to play along are here.}

Today’s word: Fly…

{Go}

Busyness.

Most days it starts as soon as my feet touch the floor. Which is much too early for my taste. I am not a morning person.

But my five and a half year old definitely is. Up with the chickens, as they say.

And so my day begins much too early and the demands begin to surround and overwhelm.

Unless I find time to pause.

Unless I find time to dream.

Unless I find time to take time.

Time away from what needs to be done.

Time to dream about the things that fill my heart.

Time to pause and drink in my life.

The crazy. The chaos. The beauty. The joy.

Sometimes, I just take time to sit and watch my girls at play.

Sometimes, I just take time to sit and watch the birds fly back and forth to the feeder.

Sometimes, I just take time to sit and listen to the lyrics of a favorite song.

Sometimes, I sit and whisper, “Thank you.” Letting God know that I see his hand at work in my life. At work in me.

I let him show me himself and my heart’s desires.

And, then, I let my heart fly. Soar to new heights.

Of joy. Of wonder. Of awe.

And then, I rejoin the chaos of my world. Renewed.

{Stop}

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3 thoughts on “Beyond the Busyness

  1. Taking time out of our day to observe all of life’s little blessings is so necessary. When we stop and reflect on all that He’s done, and is doing, we are filled to overflowing with strength for yet another day. Blessings!

  2. It doesn’t have to take long to acknowledge the blessings in our lives, does it? and to thank God for providing them. As you said, “Letting God know that I see His hand at work in my life. At work in me.” It sometimes takes work to cultivate that awareness, but once you have it, it is amazing all the blessings you notice. Thanks for the reminder today.

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