This weekend I will find myself in a home filled with 13 people. Yes 13. While I know many folks have small families or families that are much larger than mine, this number always seems to be a bit overwhelming for me. I don’t know what it is, but this weekend will be full, of people, of busy, and of course, of food. My goal is to savor each moment as it comes. To be present in conversation, enjoy the time I have with family, to relish in every bite of those dishes that I only afford myself once a year, and to take a breath. A breath may be a simple pausing, but for me has become a most necessary of rhythms. Whether this means having times of reflection and quiet early in the morning or spending my late evenings gazing into the fireplace under a cozy blanket, these will be the stolen moments, but ones that will allow me to enjoy the chaotic moments that will follow. I hope to enjoy every moment of this weekend.
What are you doing this weekend?