Sometimes, in the midst of the festivities of the season, surrounded by friends and family, it can all become a little overwhelming. The to-do list feels like a mountain to climb. Traffic is more annoying than usual. The answer is, ‘I don’t know’, to the question – ‘Where do I begin!’
In the middle of it all, even when it’s all good, is the need to come back to centre, to come back to yourself.
I know I was feeling this way. There were so many things I wanted to do..things I wanted to give, people I wanted to see. Everything seemed to be in order – list, checked twice; all going smoothly. Yet, all I wanted to do was stop.
To take a moment.
For me, these are some of the best moments. When I get to stop and just notice what’s going on. Get my bearings. Take in the beauty.
Like when I discovered this lone, winter-white tulip as I was rushing to the next thing. So much beauty in one single flower. All by itself. Silk-like petals, swirling and swishing like an elegant party skirt. Simple beauty in this ‘parrot tulip’ dressed in white. I don’t want to miss this – this beauty in the moment.
It’s why I like to pause.
Pause and connect, and discover the beauty.
And, speaking of pausing..I just have to pause here for a moment to celebrate my amazing mom who is celebrating her birthday today. Love you, Mom. Thank you for all you are. Wishing you a year filled with many, many, many beautiful moments!