Slowing Down

Today I was reminded of the beauty of slowing things way down and just enjoying the little things. I woke up and decided that I was going to get better at living a less harried life and just taking things one day at a time. Aside from the critical things in life that need some form of planning, it would be nice to live each day as if there was no tomorrow. I think we would enjoy each day so much more, even with life’s challenges. The bible says that we need not worry about tomorrow and that if God can take care of the birds, how much more so will he take care of us. So even though today consisted of our son throwing up for most of the day, our baby resisting her morning nap, and a poop explosion that ended up all over baby and mummy, I decided not to get frazzled about it. And I chose not to be anxious that I couldn’t be studying for the MCAT, since my kids needed me most of the day. I decided instead to focus on the simple, special moments, like my son’s amazement at a beautiful spider navigating its web, “Wow! Look! God made it!” he shouted. Or my daughter trying to crawl across the living room floor on her bum, with a sense of accomplishment. Or simply the glistening smiles that radiate from both kids when mummy or daddy walk into the room, never mind that they have seen us just 5 minutes before. Each day is meaningful in some way. As my studies for the MCAT get into full swing, I will simply do my best and remind myself that gaining acceptance to med school will not make me or break me. I have so much to be grateful for already. Getting into medical school would just be an added blessing to my already very blessed life.

 

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