Furry paws tapping across the hardwood.
Vent blowing warm air.
Toast popping from the toaster.
These are sounds that fill our home every morning - they are the heartbeat of our home.
Sadly, these are sounds I often don't drink in as much as I should. Life is busy - especially at this time of the year and as a mom - but it's important to sit, listen and just be still as these sounds can and will change. Those babbles will soon become words. I may be too rushed for school/work to listen to the coffee perk. Life changes, often too quickly.
This weekend I briefly skimmed through an edition of Kinfolk while waiting for friends to meet me for brunch at a cafe in a bookstore. I came across this essay and it resonated. Life is busy and we often don't take enough time to take in our surroundings or just think. I'm guilty of having a brief moment and aimlessly scrolling through social media, thinking of the million things I need to do or have the TV running in the background - I'm never just still and soaking it in.
Take a moment this busy holiday season to listen, to think, or just be still.
Your soul will thank-you.