Well friends, today we begin our 30 Day Challenge. Every day during the month of November we are going to explore a way to help us slow down and to make our home a safe place of refuge for ourselves and others. In doing so, my prayer for you is that you are able to clear the distractions and grow in your relationship with the Lord.
So. Today. Day 1. Let’s start simple. And yet, it’s something that many of us rarely take the time to do. We are just too busy. Today I want you to commit to spending at least 15 minutes outside. I honestly don’t care what the temperature is outside or what the weather is like where you are. Be creative. Bundle yourself in a million blankets and take a book outside. Throw on a hat and bring a candle outdoors with you. Take a walk around your neighborhood. Savor. Really, I’m telling you. Savor those moments in nature. Breathe the crisp air. What does it smell like? Feel the wind blow. Watch the leaves as they swirl around. God made all of this. He made it all for you. To enjoy. To savor. To watch and listen and discover. Spend your 15 minutes in silence or with someone important. Spend your time thinking through your day, or clearing your mind of everything. No matter. Just savor. You will be thankful for a few minutes of stillness and fresh air.
If you would like, I would love to hear of your experience! We can share our ideas with each other and learn from each other during this whole experience.