I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


press pause {repost}

This post reminds me to stop and enjoy the little moments in life … it’s passing by at lightening speed and I don’t want to miss a minute of it.
{original post 3.9.10}

So … it’s Safari Day.  CJ had to leave at some ungodly hour in the morning to catch a flight and I was at it alone with the kiddos.  I was running late, not feeling great {MS symptoms flaring up} and needed to get everyone dressed up in safari gear and make sure we had all accouterments in hand as we rushed out the door.  Hence bugles for breakfast in the car!

So I’m in the shower and miss Hunter starts knocking and saying something.  I couldn’t hear her and what, with my rush and all … I felt a little annoyance rising.  She sat there patiently until I turned the water off.  I asked what she was saying and she asked me to “draw” her a heart.

Honestly, I was in a hurry and didn’t want to spare the … oh, TWO seconds it would take to draw a heart!

But I decided in that moment to push the pause button on my rising stress and put a little joy in my baby’s day.

So I drew her a heart.  And then I put her initial in the center of it.

This was the image I saw.  She radiated pure joy at the sight of seeing that heart.  I smiled.  I forgot we were in a rush.  The chaos around me faded.

The gift I’d like to unwrap for you today is the gentle reminder that these small everyday pleasures or gestures take no time at all … but yet they mean the world to the ones we love.

What can you do today to “press pause” and add an unexpected moment of joy to your {or someone you love} life?

{and maybe I do shower with a camera!}

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2 Responses to “press pause {repost}”

  1. Mia says:

    I loved this post the first time and I still love it! We really should press pause more often and enjoy the simple things :)

  2. Jenn says:

    I’m so wrapped up in stress, I’m always concerned that I’m passing it onto the kids. I love this reminder, Tracy, and feel the same with your latest post. Tomorrow is a new day — I hope I can make some memories out of the mundane!
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