Slow Down Challenge: Savoring What’s Before Us (Day 2)
This week, I’m joining Jeff Goins for his Slow Down Challenge. If you want to participate, sign up for the free Slow Down Challenge email list. Also, you might consider grabbing a copy of his book, The In-Between. Jeff is such an inspiration to me as a writer and I highly recommend reading all of his books, if you have a chance!
This afternoon, there were quite a few whiny attitudes at our home. Remembering that today’s challenge was to stop and savor life, I decided to do something fun and out of the ordinary.
I called the kids to the kitchen and told them we were going to take a little break from homeschooling to have some hot chocolate and read aloud together. Hot chocolate is always a special treat and, even though it was a hot day, they were thrilled.
We made the hot chocolate together and then they all watched/listened to a little of The Creation by Haydn on my phone while sipping their hot chocolate (this was one of the projects we were supposed to do as part of our My Father’s World Creation to the Greeks curriculum this week.)
I then sat down and read aloud to them for about 20 minutes. It was the perfect afternoon antidote.
After this impromptu break, everyone went back to the rest of their school projects for the day feeling refreshed and in much better spirits. It’s amazing what taking a little time to savor life can do!
How did you stop and savor life today? Tell us in the comments or blog about it and leave your link below.
Other posts in the Slow Down Challenge series
- Slow Down Challenge: Stopping to Smell the Roses (Day 1)
- Slow Down Challenge: Savoring What's Before Us (Day 2)
- Slow Down Challenge: Multitasking is a Myth (Day 3)
- Slow Down Challenge: Embracing Interruptions (Day 4)
- Slow Down Challenge: Taking Time to Express Gratitude (Day 5)
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