slow pace or fast pace.
I've been noticing different families lately.
Observing the pace at which they do things.
And, of course, it has got me pondering life again.
Some families are rushing from one activity to another.
Always pushing their kids to go faster, get ready, hurry up,
get out the door, we'll be late. Cramming so much into a day everyone is
too tired to be civil when they do stop.
Or the TV is on, or computer, or games....
no need to interact, just fill our time with activity,
and our brains with noise.
Then I've noticed this new friend. She is very laid back.
Made me notice how her child was.
Pretty laid back. Kind of just enjoying a slower pace of life.
Taking time to 'be still', enjoy nature, enjoy people, hear God.
No TV blasting, no texting, no computer going for hours.
Made me wonder what we are teaching our kids??
Are we starting them out in life not taking the time to
enjoy things, but to just rush from one activity to another?
Do they even know how to be still? Or do quiet things? Or hear God?
Or have they inadvertently taught them to ignore the very one who created them?
The one who longs to have relationship with them?
I'm not saying you have to get rid of your TV,
your computer, your phone,
just try moderation, and try teaching your kids moderation.
So, just ponder a moment, when is the last time you were still,
or you encouraged your children to be still?
Try it....then remember what it was like, and teach it to your children.
"Be still and know that I am God".
Enjoy the beauty of His creation.
Enjoy the sound of the Wind,
the singing of the birds.
Stop and smell the roses.
Thanks for stopping by.