Sunday Morning


We need to trust this: in the midst of our daily life activities, the possibility to slow down, to stop, and then to appreciate naturally unfolds. For a fleeting moment we pause and note the sunlight on the sheets as we make the bed, note the warm sun on our cup as we sip tea, or note the fading light on the curtain as we enter the room. And we let out a breath or sigh…

— Elizabeth Searle Lamb, from “Pausing” in Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart By Patricia Donegan

Notes: Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels. Photo: via Mennyfox55


  1. Yes.yes.yes.

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  2. I do now and hope you do too…

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  3. Yesterday walking back home from a birthday party with my daughter she said, “Mama I love how you take your time. You stop and you enjoy everything and everyone.”

    Little does she know, some lessons we learn at an early age because of what we have been through. I was so happy to see her observing. Hopefully learning at a young age, she’s only 12.

    Dad, when we rush around him would say, “sit properly and drink your tea. Don’t sit with half your a$$ off the chair. Look out the window, stop talking, so you can see the face of God…”

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  4. One of my favorite unexpected treats is when I take the dogs out late at night or early in the morning and glance up to be greeted by a glittering blanket of stars that takes my breath away. As Sawsan says, it’s there to see if ya just slow down….

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  5. it does – if we are not in such a hurry that we fail to notice –

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  6. roseanne333 says:

    LoveLoveLove this post, David. My personal mantra: the holiness is in the ordinariness. We come back to this a lot here. Have a wonderful Sunday 💚

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Sunday morning … quiet, calm, peaceful! TIME: stop!

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  8. Yes, love those moments David. ❤
    Diana xo

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  9. As I read this post, I thought, “But what if the street WAS one’s bed?” and realized that what ESL said could still be true even the.

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  10. As the great golf pro Walter Hagan once said about golf and life: “We need to take the time to smell the flowers along the way.”

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  11. love.
    and…. Sawsan’s comment as well, “look out the window. stop talking. so you can see the face of God. ”
    lovely counsel indeed. 🙂

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  12. Reblogged this on Magnolia Beginnings.


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