Although the seasons in Coastal California are not dramatic, they long to be celebrated. The month of May invites sunshine, celebration, dining al fresco, and the possibility of things to come. I can already smell the sweet smoke from bbq ribs and glazed chicken, roses bursting in sweetness, and when you pause to listen, song in the air.
The last few years have made a deep impact on each of us, collectively and individually. It is one thing to be faced with a challenge, and it's quite another to be hit with one thing after another.
When we get caught up in all the things going wrong – little and big – it can be easy to forget the very reason we're here. I love this writing for its' sweet simplicity and truth.
May this daily reminder be like a balm for your soul...
Make time the gift that it is.
Go into this week with the attitude that your peace, your health of mind, and your heart mean more than getting everything else done.
Know that your smile matters, that the feeling of being rested matters, and that holding the hand of your loved one matter.
So pause lots and function at a pace that doesn't pull you apart.
Honor the things that make you feel good inside, the things that make you feel alive.
I invite you to give time to those things this week.
"Make time the gift that it is by giving it to what really matters to you." ~ S.C. Lourie of Butterflies and Pebbles
Write this down and place it where you can see it and read it often.
Take the time. Remember that YOU matter.