Once again, time has gotten a hold of me.
I twist and I turn and I try to pull free, but somehow it becomes 3 o’clock and I’m just eating lunch. It becomes 6 o’clock and I realize that I’m eating spaghetti squash for the second night in a row. And, somehow, it becomes 8 o’clock and I once again realize that I’m fighting a losing battle. A losing battle that has really already been lost.
Time. Where do you go?
I’ve learned over the years that I can’t control time. As a little girl, I could never make Christmas morning come any faster no matter how hard I wished for it. As a freshman in college, I could never make time go backwards for just “a little more time to study.” And now, as I sit here in my fuzzy socks, drinking tea, and blogging I realize: Sarah, you can’t control time.
There is always a “but”. But, I can control what I do with my time.
Even on the busiest days, I need to remind myself what “slow” feels like. What it means to feel the wind on my face. Or a water droplet splattering against my cheek. The sound of a mallard duck flying overhead. Even the sound of my footsteps on the ground. Just a few things. A few things to settle me down and realize that I’m okay. That despite how busy life feels, the slow things in life continue on as well.
Sigh. This is so satisfying.
Eggs, spinach and quinoa are satisfying too (yes, together!) Maybe it’s the fact that I finally broke away from the repetitive nature of my spaghetti squash. Or maybe it’s because the meal felt so out of the ordinary and totally random. A splash of surprise for an otherwise normal, busy day.
Yes. It satisfied every tastebud.
QUESTION: What are some of your favorite “simple” moments that you see or experience on a day to day basis? If you’re not really sure, I recommend trying to seek them out tomorrow! You’ll be surprised with what you notice.