Taking Time For Tea

     I feel like that sums up American culture and standards pretty well.  Everyone is constantly doing things and it's viewed as a good thing.  We almost brag about it as well.  I'd bet that everyone has had a conversation along the lines of, "Hey, how have you been?", to which you've replied, "I've been SO busy!" Like we're super proud of the fact that we're extremely stressed out and exhausted.  

     Now I'm not typically one that is constantly going, if you asked my mom she'd probably tell you that I need to unhook the plow sometimes and get my butt moving.  But I'm a very easy going, go with the flow kind of personality. I like to take time for simple pleasures like sitting down for a cup of tea or coffee. I don't enjoy having my day to day schedule completely filled up. It's really draining for me, which stems from my introverted personality as well.  So much stimulation and human interaction can be really exhausting for me.  I need to have that quiet time and time alone to recharge. 

     I know not everybody is like that.  Some people thrive when they are constantly moving and doing things.  That's great if you are! But I think everybody, no matter your personality type, could benefit from slowing down and taking a moment to appreciate the life you're living.  I've found that when I don't take time to do that, weeks can fly by and I look back it's all just kind of a blur. I want to be intentional with my time since I only have one short life to live.  I don't want to look back when I'm old and realize that I wasted half of it doing insignificant and unnecessary things.   

     So I encourage you all to sit down this weekend with a cup of something warm and evaluate how you're using your time. Are you doing things that you really enjoy or are you going to look back and regret the way you used your time?

Be Wistful and Wander,

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