Monday, November 25, 2013

I'm Riding the Breaks!


When operating a motor vehicle we know not to ride the brakes.
It's not good for the brakes and its unclear to the one behind you if you
really plan to stop or if your just slowing down.
So, if you do this....stop it!


When living my life, I've learned to ride the breaks.
Refusing during this holiday season to become rushed, overwhelmed, frustrated,
you fill in your adjective...

Because I slowed down, lightened my calendar...
I have, discovered a more relaxed time to read my devotionals
 in the early morning hours.
For me, by being faithful in my quiet time, 
without a million things on my mind that need to be done,
it has produced so much more positivity in my day.

More time for baking with my little chef Khloe .....

Because I've slowed down I find I laugh more, enjoy the outdoor beauty more,
I'm exited about another day everyday. 
No more dread of all I need to do tomorrow and the next day!
I couldn't enjoy our little ones more! 
Well, I could if we all lived on the same block.....but we don't. :-)


I do  have a lot of events coming my way in December, it's sometimes that kind of month.
I had a couple thoughts about how booked it is, so rather than stress about it I chose
to be proactive in making sure it isn't something to stress about

I've almost completed my Christmas shopping, which gets easier every year since 
I can do most of it online!  
I make a list of who I'm shopping for and when something is purchased
I add it next to their names.  It feels good to be able to look in one spot and know just
what has been accomplished and what is left to do.

More time for this little Snuggle bug, Ellery Grace.


Saturday and Sunday we pulled out the Christmas Decorations and with the exception of the tree
we are ready for December!!  With Thanksgiving so close to Dec. 1 this year, it was the only way to not feel as though we are racing to keep up.

Tomorrow I shop for Thanksgiving, we will have 11 around our table this year.
I'm not sure how much is age, mortality, or what, but I'm more thankful than ever.
I am so thankful for my family and friends, and my church on the hill :-)
With the wrinkles, and all things heading south, memory (what's that)failing, 
 the mid section recently mistaken for a baby, thinning hair, and fuller beard :-) (drat!)
I've never been more happy or content in my life.

I know for certain it's nothing to do with this world and all that is or isn't going on in it.

From this NASCAR fan, I will refer to this world as
 my pit stop,
 en route to life everlasting in my true destination.
Heaven my Victory Lane, no trophy, but a crown !!

Praying you all have a  blessed Thanksgiving with those you love.
Gently apply the brakes and enjoy the moments :-)
Thankful for all who have touched my life, it's what echos from my heart today..


  1. You are a smart woman! It gets a little easier to say no and slow down as we get older, don't you think? I realize that doing a million things isn't quite as important as I once thought. Thanks for the reminders. :)

  2. What a lovely post! There really is so much to be thankful for, in spite of the fading memory, the extra sections in my mid-section ;) and the sudden temperature spikes that make me rip off sweaters and socks only to have to retrieve them three minutes later. But God is good through it all, isn't He? Love all the pictures of the babies. I'm guessing they are grandkids? Beautiful.

  3. My brakes are applied too. You stated this in a wise way. I admire your thought process and appreciate it's conviction for me. Our precious little ones and our family are the most important during the holidays. Time with our God though, during the early morning hours, is the best way to energize my engine and calm my troubled thought processes.

    I am thankful for you my friend, and I continue to glean from you during blog time.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  4. I'm in favour...of applying the brakes and enjoying the moment! I am treasuring the times with my grands as well...and realize how quickly they grow up. I'm thankful for each new day!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  5. I have GOT to start riding the brakes! My ex MIL told me recently that I needed to grow a backbone! 😳. I do have a list for Christmas shopping! My problem is that I have no idea what to put on the thing!!