How are you taking time or RECOGNIZING time and or places that CAN bring you peace?
Every Tuesday and Thursday I take Rowan to the barn. Those are her dedicated barn “riding days”. She goes Saturday and Sunday to work and ride but I don’t stay. Tuesday and Thursday are the days we’ve dedicated to her getting to go ride Pharma to improve on her lessons and in her riding skill. I am usually the one taking her and so while she rides – I sit.
Each evening I go, actually dreading the “wasted” time where I sit and do nothing. Or I menu plan or I read, but I’m not thankful for that time. Last night was different – Last night as I sat under the darkening sky I realized that the time I spend just sitting, reading, planning or preparing for lessons is also a blessing. It can be a time of contemplation, of meditation, of quiet peacefulness within my self while doing those things.
So last night as I sat and read – I enjoyed the silence and the peace that was gifted to me.
Peeking at Rowan while she rides –
Enjoying the beautiful gift Mother Nature was kind enough to share with us last night.
As busy as our lives can be with 2 girls getting to follow 2 completely different passions – I have to remember to cherish those times of silence I am gifted while I wait.
A ever so simple, change of a thought pattern, from using one word – wasted – to another word – gifted, brought a totally different perspective to what was going on around me.
So where can you find time in your busy schedules to find gifted time?