We’re all busy. If it’s not the office calling, it’s the laundry buzzing,
the microwave beeping, an aging parent, a needy friend, an empty
refrigerator. But here’s the truth: all of that will still be there if you
don’t get to it immediately. None of that stuff is going anywhere right
this second. So, if you do nothing else on today of all days, do this:
Stop all the activity — just for a moment — and be still. Listen to the
hum of your house, the energy of the meeting, or the laughter of your
kids. Breathe deeply the smell of the grass or watch the stars come out at
dusk. Feel the warmth of your child’s back as you hug them goodnight. Kiss
someone special. Hold hands. Most of all, look around at the multitude of
blessings you’ve been granted.
Just try it. Just once. See what happens.
Peace begins with pause,