Slowing Down

Life brings a variety of seasons. With each new season there are adjustments, more beauty to take in, and a bit of a reality check. Here's the reality check; it's warm out, I'm wearing a tank top, shorts, and sun glasses. Why would I continue living like it's winter, bundled in a sweatshirt and jeans, hot chocolate in hand? I am entering into a new season in life. Adding another baby to our family is a great time to change out of my winter clothes and put on some summer clothes. It's a time to slow down and not feel an ounce of guilt for doing so.

This new season is reminding me to stay home more, enjoy our backyard. It's a season that reminds me that I need family and friends. Sure I  could do it by myself, but I don't have to. I have too many people that I love and want to join me in this season of "slowing down."

I don't want to pretend I'm in a different season then the one that's in front of me. Heck no! I want to see the vibrant colors that are in today. There is a deep chocolaty richness in slowing down and saying "no" to being too busy...and I'm all about chocolatey richness!

And yes, taking a nap can be the best way to welcome a new season.

What season are you in? Are you still wearing your winter clothes and sipping hot chocolate?

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