Today was supposed to be the first day back to school for two out of three of our kids. But a cold front has come through, with a little moisture to go with it–in Georgia, where we live, that is reason enough to cancel school, apparently.
So now I find myself with a bit of a gentle reprieve–an extra day to slow roll into our normal, frantic routine.
It’s 7:30am as I am writing this post, and the house is still silent. Even the dog and cat are sleeping in. I have started my day with quiet sitting, sipping coffee and enjoying the hush of the house. Outside my window, the sky has changed from darkness to a bright, overcast grey. The view of the leafless trees is starkly beautiful.
I have really appreciated this subtle shift in my mornings, which all started with a commitment to take time to take my time.
In a similar spirit, I thought for today’s experiment I would see if I could start finding a moment–preferably in the midst of the rush of the day–to come to a stop. Again, I’m setting the bar low here–fifteen minutes will do just fine. Even if it means just turning off the computer in my office and looking out the window, or taking a fifteen minute detour that takes me off my hurried course, that should be enough.
I will post below in comments later in the day to let you know how it goes!