Breathe

I’m learning much about how to truly live for Christ. One thing that keeps coming to my attention is to slow down, breathe, and stop being a control freak. I recently found Hands Free Mama and have enjoyed reading many of her posts and look forward to when I have the money to purchase her new book just released.

I wanted to share part of one of her recent posts, “Vow to Breathe“.

Vow To Breathe

No longer do I want to feel like I’m always running late.
No longer do I want to feel like I‘ll never catch up.
No longer do I want to feel compelled to rush my children through life.

No longer do I want to feel the brush of a hurried kiss on my husband’s lips.
No longer do I want to feel guilty when I sit down to rest.
No longer do I want to feel depleted and empty.

No longer do I want to feel like each day is a blur.
No longer do I want to feel half alive.

Instead, I vow to breathe.

I vow to look my children in the eyes and step into their world.
I vow to remember what my heart loves to do and then stop making excuses.
I vow to close my eyes in gratitude and open my eyes wide in wonder.
I vow to have face-to-face, soul-to-soul connection with the ones who share my life.

I vow to
read a book.
Dance in the rain.
Say, “Take your time,” and mean it.

I vow to
Give a good kiss.
Leave a surprise note.
Do absolutely nothing every now and then.

I vow to
Rest
Laugh
Play
Wait
Dream
And breathe.
And breathe.

So I can truly live.

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About notmylifetolive

I am first a daughter of the King of kings. Second, a help meet to my wonderful, hardworking husband. Third a mother to 9 beautiful girls and a handsome baby boy. I am also a Young Living Distributor.
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