Over the next few weeks we will be exploring a few thoughts from Richard Carlson’s book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family. Within the responsibilities, demands and expectations of parenting, we will take a moment to be reminded to embrace the joys, pleasures and privileges of family life as well! So, take a deep breath and let these reflections soak in to your soul and spirit. On page 101, Carlson encourages us to “Keep a Sane Pace.” Technology, fast food, expectations for our kids to grow up faster, and societal expectations to work long hours all contribute to the accelerated pace of life we are living in. What if, instead of rushing off to the next moment or activity, we would choose to stop and be present in the current one? What if we chose to do four things in a calm and peaceful manner rather than five things in a rushed and hurried way? What if we spent relaxed, intentional time with our families at home instead of filling every moment with an outside activity? Pray about your current family schedule. What changes or adjustments might God be leading you to make? You family is a gift from God.
Take time celebrate and enjoy your gift!