We are in the middle of the Season of Rushing, aren’t we?
Rushing to buy.
Rushing to meet.
Rushing to wrap.
Rushing to decorate.
Rushing to attend.
Rushing to bake.
Rushing to finish.
In the middle of doing a long day of good work last week, I found myself rushing an interview. A wonderful client was telling me his story on video. And as I asked the questions, I found myself rushing on to the next question before completely listening to his answer.
My wise brother gave me what became to me profound advice.
“Pause. Let the moment be. That’s where you find the sweetest part of the story.”
This week, I will smile in my car and look out the windows at stoplights instead of checking my phone for messages.
This week, I will look into the eye of the cashier at my supermarket and wish her a good day, and mean it.
This week, I will ask more questions and listen for the answers without already forming my next question in my head.
This week, I will sit in the dark for a few moments of the morning before I look at my email inbox.
How about you?
Where do you need to pause this week and let the moment be?
Together, in the midst of the busiest time of the year, let’s find the sweetest part of the story.