Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Enjoying the Season and Slowing Down

Many of us enjoy this time of year, but it is also all too easy to get overwhelmed. This is just a little reminder to slow down and live in the moment…






Questions: When was the last time you slowed down? If it has been a while, why don’t you slow down and enjoy “a little moment” soon!


Be well,

Andrea

25 comments:

  1. This whole past week has been slow down for me. No plans. No rushing. Just enjoying the moments. And I'm so sad to be leaving it all for reality this afternoon. *sigh*

    (Those are some magnificent photos, I'm so glad you captured those moments.)

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  2. such sweet pictures :) I Love spending time with family - it's always a bit slower and I appreciate everything.

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  3. I have really been trying hard to slow down and live in the moment. I love your pictures. Watching children play is a great reminder that it's important to slow down and enjoy the moment as much as possible :)

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  4. Sometimes I slow down a little too much. I'd be right there on the turf breaking up leaves with the little guy.

    It's very fun to see the Christmas stuff, green, sun and no winter coat in the same picture. LOL. Not something you'd see around here.

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  5. Thankfully this island is very slow, I stay busy, but otherwise the island is slow so when I am out and about it a different kind of lifestyle.

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  6. probably my last "down" day was the Friday after Thanksgiving. (well, after our 7 mile hike) but that was kind of a slow meandering hike too. (at times)

    The rest of the day we just chilled and played with bubba. I don't sit still for long!

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  7. I meant to tell you TODDLER pics are just so sweet!

    love him in front of the tree!!!

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  8. I agree. I think I'm going to slow WAY down (at work, oops!) and sneak in a chapter of a book. It's RARE I have a break at work, so I'm not going to hesitate to pounce on the opportunity.

    P.S. Your son is ADORABLE!
    P.P.S. Sent off your Newman's Own Organics Giveaway package today!

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  9. I love your pics!

    Sadly, I don't see any slowing in sight! Boo!

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  10. love the pics!!!! so so so so cute!

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  11. I'm trying to catch up on blog reading. I've been falling behind!

    Lately, I've tried to take a half hour out of each day to step away from my computer and either go outside and sit by the river, or sit in the lunchroom downstairs where I don't know anyone, and listen to podcasts and knit. It's been a great way to center myself in the middle of a busy day. Sadly, today was one of those days I couldn't get away. Tomorrow!

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  12. Oh he's so cute! Ah, thanks for the needed reminder! :)

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  13. What a cutie potutie! I used to work 80 hours a week and a couple of times worked 36 hours straight, so a normal life is enough for me to be content.

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  14. Adorable pictures. Slowing down is sooooo important, and so many Americans today miss this key practice in life. Life should be enjoyed, and in order to do this to its fullest, it's important to take a few minutes and stop constantly racing to the next best thing. Great post...a fullfilling life is all about living in the present moment.

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  15. Sometimes I feel like my life is race. I have so many things to do and am rushing through things. Thanks for the reminder! It's amazing how much I can learn from your toddler :)

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  16. That first picture makes me sleepy! Cutie boy!

    We had a day at home today and it was great - I totally needed it, I think they did too!

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  17. he's soooo cute!!! I want to give him a big hug~~
    I'll definitely slow down next week when I go to see my best friend! :)

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  18. I do need to slow down. I am planning on slowing down when I get into my new house. My goal is to have a picnic in the middle of the living room with my husband. Then we'll kick it back up a notch and move/clean/paint!

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  19. An important reminder, Andrea! I feel as if these past weeks have been a whirlwind... I am so ready to slow down and take a break!

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  20. Aw, great photos! I actually just had 5 days off work in a row and did not travel. Slowing down is such rejuvenation. Its always good to have a reminder that we are better people when we slow down just for a bit to recover.

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  21. I've been forced to slow down this week in being home with my (sick) daughter. I'm more restless than anything by nature so it's hard to be in the house all the time, but I'm trying to take advantage of the down time while I have it.

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  22. thanks for the reminder :) i think i need to slow down soon...

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  23. Love the "slow down" advice! If it weren't for my yoga practice I would never have leaned the importance of rest and stillness.

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  24. what great pictures!!! I've been trying to slow down more on my weekends. Chill in on Friday nights, read, etc. Last night I took my second bath in this house - loved it!

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