Saturday, April 5, 2008

Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

I love it when it rains. I think I get this from my mom. She loves the rain. I probably wouldn't feel this way if I lived in Seattle. But I do love the occasional rainstorm. Time seems to stop. Or at the very least, slow down. The pressure to perform and produce is off. I can relax a little. I don't have to feel bad for not taking my kids outside to the play. We can watch hours of television and stay in our pj's till noon and not feel guilty about all the things we're not doing.

This Sunday at Fusion, Pastor Tony is going to be talking about slowing down. I am really looking forward to this message. I really need to hear it. Since having children, I've really tried to not let that "slow me down." In fact, in a lot of ways, I've become even busier, even more "productive", even more ambitious than I ever was before I even had kids. Before children, I was more than happy to kick back, stay in my sweats til noon, and just enjoy life a little.

Now, I'm not saying that one's life goal should be all about dropping out of life, never leaving the house, never getting dressed, and becoming a slug. But for some time now, I've just been feeling slap worn out. I know for sure that some things in my life are going to have to go. I may not feel as "productive" or useful as I have in the past, but maybe, just maybe, I'll make it through this crazy life with my sanity intact. And according to this guy, that's what's most important.


holly said...

it went away, and now it is wuh-arm!!

holly said...

well, it briefly came back and now it's cold!! holly, weather girl, reporting in..

shannon said...

me too, Ang. I'm reading Eckhardt Tolle's A New Earth and I also read The Power of Now. It's about the moments and learning how to enjoy them, every one. Seems like you do a pretty good job. I'm getting much much better. As I contemplated opening another restaurant with a great partner the other night, I stopped and felt the moment, the precious moment that I had with my children and my husband, and I felt God's stillness, and I said- Nope, I'm not going to crowd anything else in to my perfect moments.