How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time… what is your solution to this problem??

Time flies by way to fast. Someday’s it seems that I have everything in control and other days it seems no matter what I do… it just floats away from me. I do recognize that by the end of the week it has all worked out, but man I sure wish I could stop time.

bubbles

Blowing bubbles has been a daily occurrence with my little one as well as coloring.  She sits for quite some time and likes to do “her homework”.  Her homework is a preschool book from Costco. It really has helped in the mornings or afternoons when I am trying to finish up the other girls homework. She is learning her alphabet right now.

crayons

And since it National Crayon Day… I think I will share another picture with you. I just love crayons, except when they are colored on the wall. I had to discipline my little one for coloring on her wall in her bedroom this morning. She denied it, but eventually I got it out of her. I had to end the moment with a hug, though. She just fell into my arms. I have tried and tried to explain that crayons are for paper only!

crayons

I am in love with these gel pens. They have been added to our “homework station“.

Have you used gel pens recently? I love how I can use them in my bible study, but also in the coloring books as well. The pack I got came with metallic ones… which made a great addition.

 

pens

I have been trying to relax and not let the day get the best of me. The other day when I was cleaning off the back patio… Jayd just sat down and posed like this. I couldn’t believe it! We don’t meditate together and I am not sure where she learned it, but it made me stop in my tracks. She did right in the middle of the day. She did right when she felt like she needs some peace. I am not even sure she is doing the “pose” right, but it is good enough for me!

meditation

After some research on “pinterest”… I really liked these 12 steps of zen.

  1. Do one thing at a time.
  2. Do it slowly and deliberately
  3. Do it completely.
  4. Do less.
  5. Put space between things.
  6. Develop Rituals.
  7. Designate time for certain things.
  8. Devote time to sitting.
  9. Smile and serve others.
  10. Make cleaning and cooking become meditation.
  11. Think about what is necessary.
  12. Live Simply.

According to the dictionary… zen is a total state of focus, togetherness of mind and body. It is a way of being. It involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.

I think I am going to work on this. Do you have any other good suggestions?

Today I went grocery shopping and picked up some strawberries. As I as shopping I ran into someone I knew. I said Hi and she said Hi back. That was it. That was the extent of our whole conversation. I have been thinking about this for quite some time. I know we are all in a big hurry to get our grocery shopping or “errands” done. But…. why don’t we stop and take time to visit, or ask how things are going. We see people every day, but do we really see people. 

Do we open up to them and share ourselves, or are we just “out of time”??

I know some people, myself included, sometimes are just not conversationalist’s, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be friendly and kind.

In my case, I am a stay at home mom and I don’t “get out much”. I am also a home-body which I am totally okay with, but I would love some good old adult conversation. A simple, “How are you doing?” would be fine, or some kindness and recognition besides just a Hi… would suite me fine.

This has been happening way too much, and I know that communications goes both ways… I would love to “talk” more, but people just seem to be way too busy or “out of time.”

My suggestion… next time your out running your errands and picking up some groceries, or at the mall, stop and engage yourself in a conversation with someone you know and even go further and do it with someone you don’t even know… you never know maybe you could make their whole day, and or maybe it could change your whole day!

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Time cannot stop. We cannot make it stand still. It keeps ticking.

But… I feel if we make the most of our time and stop and smell the strawberries along the way then our time here will be sweet enough.

Happy Day!

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