Savor the moment. Stop and smell the roses. Enjoy life. Smell the coffee. And this great quote from American philosopher and writer Dallas Willard, “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” Click here to read more about eliminating hurry.
These sayings came about for a reason. Like Willard’s quote, I suspect it was a wise friend offering another good advice.
Slow down. Be intentional with your time.
As a caregiver, I’m encouraging other caregivers. Visit your loved ones for the sake of the relationship, not only for completing some practical task. The laundry can wait.
It seems that life requires so much of us, but God only asks one thing. By faith alone, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. In return, we receive His gift of grace and live in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 27:4).
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; (NASB)
Savor the moments, my friends.
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I’m posting on the Five Minute Fridays linkup and the one-word prompt this week is SAVOR.
I needed this today. I want to not be in a hurry, but I often am rushing to DO things versus BE. I am a part time caregiver for my mom. I tend to do tasks with and for her. I need to SAVOR the moments instead as she can still talk to me and enjoys being with others. Please pray for me. My mother has moderate dementia, and I have been losing pieces of her for ten years now. I pray she has at least ten more years here with us. She is an angel. I love her. Your FMF neighbor, JK Cook
I hear you, Jennifer. Yes, sister, I am praying for you. The job of caregiving easily replaces the joy we should find in it. Especially as the needs of our loved ones increase. I truly understand. I share the caregiving of my mom (92) with my brother, husband, and daughters. And my sister, who has Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s, lives with us.
I took care of my mom the last five years of her life. They were hard years, long days. But oh! I am so, so grateful now to have had that time with her, to have been able to give back to her just a tiny bit of all the love and care she gave to me over the years. May God bless and keep you. From FMF#19
Hi Susan, thanks for visiting. Caregiving is hard in so many ways. Hurry can interfere with the rewards if we let it. I’m glad that precious time with your mom and blessed you both.