When life is crazy, sometimes, all you need to do is simply breathe…

Sometimes when life is crazy, you just need to pause and breathe…to look past the mess in the house…and take time to relax and laugh.

My son and I love watching Chopped on the Food Network. My son has been inspired to create his own cooking creations. My kitchen ends up being a mess despite reminders to him that there is no Chopped clean up crew in our house!! The smile on his face as he shows off his food creations is worth the mess, though.

I believe God is teaching me to listen more…to be fully engaged…less distracted…fully present. Sometimes, I think laughter with a friend,  the quiet of the morning, a hug from my child are God’s way of quieting my restless soul just when I need it.

I love the song Breathe by Jonny Diaz…breathe, just breathe, come and rest at my feet, and be, just be, chaos calls but all you really need is to just breathe…

Yes, sometimes, all I need to do is just breathe. Rest. Be still. Enjoy the moment. Savor the smile of my budding chef, just breathe, and look away from the mess of the kitchen. To listen. To be mindful of the joy God is blessing me with in the moment.

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Psalm 16:11…You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.

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