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Time.

It seems with this pause in life, I should have all the time in the world.

Time to relax. And lay on the couch.
Time to pick up a hobby. Or just start writing again.
Time to get bored. And be okay with it.
Time to just be. In the moment and notice.

Yet, my time has been filled in many other ways.

Space to slow-down our hurried life.
More quiet time with God.
Daily simple moments captured in photos.
Home-cooked meals shared around the table.

Blessed for this time to all be home, safe together.

Dog walks throughout our neighborhood.
Running together as a family mile after mile.
Reading books, watching TV, playing games, creating and crafting.
Times when we need to {not} be together ...

It seems with this pause in life, I do have all the time in the world.

{Sigh.} It just depends on how I want to see it.

Time.





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  1. Time - it's the same 24 hours and yet it somehow disappears before we have a chance to do what we want. These times are challenging and yet it all depends on how we use them. Enjoy spending the time with the girls and hubby, with reading and writing and those long walks with Harley. Love ya, Mom

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  2. "Blessed for this time to all be home, safe together." The best use of time is reflected in that sentence I think. That is what you will remember and already cherish.

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  3. I am grateful for the changes that are happening within families because of this extra time. We are learning to slow down yet do things together find pure appreciation again. It is so wonderful to see you writing again!

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  4. Hi, Michelle! I so empathize with your post today. Mine piece is very connected to yours. All this time...and I don't want to miss its value. Take good care and stay healthy.
    b

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  5. I love your reflection on this time and making time. Good reminders here.

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  6. "At home safe together" is the key to it all. Slowing down time creates space to stay present in the moment. I hope you will have a chance to get bored too. It hasn't happened here yet.

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  7. I'm so glad you are writing again. I can relate to the way you are filling your time. This stanza describes life in my corner of the world too...
    Space to slow-down our hurried life.
    More quiet time with God.
    Daily simple moments captured in photos.
    Home-cooked meals shared around the table.

    I like that we are living parallel lives. ;)

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  8. This time is precious and you are taking full advantage of having the time to be.

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  9. Great reflection. I agree that sometimes we just need time to not be together. LOL!

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  10. I've thought so many times that I should be "getting more done" or "finding something to occupy my time". But I'm finding it hard to focus on things. Give yourself grace. Enjoy your time with family. And please keep writing. I'm loving your voice again!

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  11. Oh, I can completely relate. I am most grateful for the slowdown of pace. I do find myself missing teaching and coaching (hence why I am go go go usually). I do try to be grateful each day for the slowness though.

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  12. Love how you moved from "I should have all the time in the world," to gratitude for the time you have with loved ones. It's hard for me to imagine a family run when I still think of your girls as too little to keep up. I think that's changed! Glad to see you here.

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  13. What a joy it is to read your words again! Your words have such a calming rhythm I took a second, then third read just to investigate your craft. I like the repetition in structure you create within the longer stanzas (like starting with time in one stanza, and all actions in another) and how you create shifts with those shorter stanzas. Your writing is so well crafted yet feels so natural.

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  14. Hello! Nice to meet you through #sosmagic. I just want to stretch out into the spaciousness of this poem about time. Thank you a little mindful break in my day.

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