Eight days of vacation in another state starts you thinking . . .
Again . . .
I've been on a "kick" for a while about my needing to decide to live more slowly.
Some have asked me if I mean "living one day at a time," or "living more focused on what is important," or "slowing down?"
Yes . . . Yes . . . Yes
So, I've begun my personal "Operation Living Life More Slowly." Problem is, I can't make all the changes I want to all at once . . . and since I am a believer in process . . . I have started created steps for what I want / hope to do.
First . . . I am going to start eating all my meals more slowly.
I have actually been doing this for almost a month now . . . and with a few exceptions, I have focused on eating one bite of food at a time . . . slowly chewing . . . tasting more . . . savoring more . . .
And, noticing in the process, that when I eat slowly . . . I don't eat near as much as when I just gobble it all down in record time. Interesting . . .
I've also noticed . . . that I need to punch a new hole in my belt . . . it's loose!!!!
Second . . . I am going to start praying more slowly and deliberately.
This . . . for me as an extrovert . . . is very hard. I am so easily distracted visually. I am searching for a couple of good "prayer places." But, if eating more slowly has been such a kick, then praying more slowly should be a trip indeed.
Other steps are coming to mind . . . working to get then in proper priority.
God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>