“Time is a relentless river. It rages on, a respecter of no one. And this, this is the only way to slow time: When I fully enter time’s swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here. I can slow the torrent by being all here. I only live the full life when I live fully in the moment. And when I’m always looking for the next glimpse of glory, I slow and enter. And time slows.”
– Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
The heater kicking on that smells like whiffs of camping and draws my mind to my big girl tucked in sleeping bag, long hair surely filled with scents of soil and campfire smoke
Lala’s two-year-old grin smiling back at me from my computer as I search through old photos
The quilt we received for our wedding 15 1/2 years ago that is just the perfect weight, across our sleeping bodies and then wrapping me warm on the couch
A husband who creates succotash just for fun
The glimmer in J’s eye when she plays reporter/scientist, studying penguins in the wild (aka, her little sister in the basement and at the dining room table)
Moments my girls let me hold them when their feelings are hurt
Two cups of coffee before a walk with my soul sister
The joyful anticipation of writing time today in a quiet house
What glory moments are you capturing right where you are?
This is Day 8 of Right Here. Throughout October, I’m joining with a community of other bloggers (over 1,500 strong! with The Nester), who are writing for 31 days about the same topic. To find all posts in 31 Days of Right Here, click here, or see the listing below.
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POSTS IN THE SERIES
An introduction: Welcome to 31 Days of Right Here
Day 1: For You, Too
Day 2: Fear’s Invitation
Day 3: My Portion
Day 4: Five Minute Friday – Write
Day 5: Rise and Shine
Day 6: My Joys Mount As Do the Birds
Day 7: A Mother’s Fierce Love
Day 8: When Life’s A Mad Rush – How To Slow Time