For the better part of a decade I've tried to live simply, valuing experiences over things while trying to keep my gratitude above my expectations. This way of living has led to a blessed life and I don't take a day of it for granted. That said, I began the year aware I was missing many of the things I valued most. The self imposed pace I allowed myself to function at was robbing me of the joy and peace that comes from self-awareness. I was enslaved to business and my tank was empty.
I share all of this because I know there might be some of you who are operating at an unsustainable pace like I was. If so, I'd encourage you to make time to read Present Over Perfect and start The Five Minute Journal. Both have impacted me greatly and I believe will help re-center your soul. I know this isn't a magic solution to the craziness that life sometimes finds us in or the be-all-end-all, but I can say from experience that it's gently pushed me back towards the Lord and the things I value most.
Happy March 1st errrrbody. It's gonna be a great month!!!