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Slow Down!

A beautiful, bright yellow, little bird found its demise this morning. Flying too fast, confused by reflections in our large kitchen window, it crashed into it. Sometimes birds who do that are just stunned, After lying on the ground a while, they get up and fly away. This one was not so fortunate.

There is a bird that looks just like this one
that is flying from tree to tree outside the kitchen window.
Obviously, it is looking for its buddy.
My heart goes out to the poor, lonesome one.

I am reminded as I see this little beauty of the lesson to be learned here:

If you’ve followed my blog this past month, you know I didn’t do that! I was walking too fast – and I was not watching where I was going. I caught my right shoe on the top of the (higher than normal) curb, and down I went! Fortunately, I caught the weight of my fall on my left pinky finger. Not my head or hip. Not my right hand. Not my face. It could have been so much worse. I have lots to be thankful for. But the message is clear. SLOW DOWN!

Photo by Song kaiyue on Pexels.com
Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord 
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

But, if you run, make it be in a safe place to do so… and keep your eyes on the road ahead. And when you walk, be purposeful. Look ahead. Be alert. When you wait, wait patiently. Pray for guidance. Listen. Be discerning. Be obedient.

I’ve got time for slow dances in the kitchen now. The Lord said, “Rest. Ice that hand! Exercise those fingers. Go to your occupational therapy sessions, and skip all those other obligations for now. Wait!”

OK, Lord. I am listening.

Are you listening, my friend?

Slow down! And have a safe, sane, and happy Tuesday.

That picture is a reminder of another time a year or so ago
when I was walking too fast and not looking where I was going.

Oh my… not a very fast learner, am I??
S’pose I got the message this time?

Have you??

See ya later –

Looking forward to a healed, useful hand again!

Here’s a wonderful song (I had not heard it before) about that message of slowing down… so true!

Comments on: "Slow Down!" (14)

  1. Sunny De said:

    Heads up, momma! Watch out! And yeah, poor wee birdie 😫 But such is life! He should’ve looked where he was flying. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday. I love you! 🥰

  2. Fran McNeill said:

    Words of wisdom Jan! And that song and video “Slow Down” brought tears to my eyes. So beautiful and so true ❤️

  3. Argh.. poor little thing… And Ouch poor you a year ago.. and still in the wars..
    Yes slowing down is wise.. Our heads still think we can run and jump lol…
    Sending love and well wishes and hope your hand too is healing well.. <3

  4. I have recently noticed that I stumble a bit on uneven pathways so I remind myself whenever I go outside.

    • I’m glad you’re being cautious! Falls can happen so fast – and change our lives in an instant!

  5. Anonymous said:

    Wise words, Jan. Hope those pins come out smoothly X

  6. A great word of advice, Jan. You have really been through the mill so to speak. Loved the video. So beautiful.

  7. Good advice for any of us! When we slow down, we come to appreciate the little things we’ve been missing.

    • Happy Memorial Day to you. I hope you’re having a relaxed afternoon/evening. Thank you for your comment. Hugs to you.

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