I have been back for about a week from a honeymoon that was perfect. We had an amazing time spending seven days in paradise and I already want to go back to Jamaica.
One day while I was there I sat down and wrote out some thoughts on what I was feeling. While I was there I felt such clarity when thinking about what I wanted to pursue in life and what is really important. There was one main thing I realized I needed to do.
I need to slow down. Like most people I feel that I have no free time and sometimes I feel like I aimlessly go from task to task without enjoying anything. I am not nearly as busy as a lot of people but I never sit down and relax. “Relaxing” for me tends to be reading or watching something on Netflix.
I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about sitting down and simply reflecting. I don’t like to use the word meditation because honestly it seems weird to me but that is exactly what I need to do more often. As I sat there on the beach and looked at the most beautiful water I had ever seen I became overwhelmed with joy.
I sat there with no music playing, not reading anything, and thought about how blessed I was. It was impossible for me to sit back and not be overcome with gratitude when I thought about how much God has blessed me.
That is very easy to do when you are on vacation on a Caribbean island but it is a little harder when you are back to reality in a cubicle on Monday morning. However, I want to sit back each day and meditate on how much God has blessed me and how many unbelievable things I have going on in my life.
I will never be able to grasp and enjoy these blessings if I do not slow down. So I’m going to continue to slow down and enjoy everything that is going right in my life no matter what circumstances I find myself in.