note for mondays / stop running
I want you to stop running from thing to thing to thing,
and to sit down at the table, to offer the people you love something humble and nourishing,
like soup and bread,
like a story,
like a hand holding another hand while you pray.
We live in a world that values us for how fast we go, for how much we accomplish, for how much life we can pack into one day.
But I’m coming to believe it’s in the in-between spaces that our lives change, and that the real beauty lies there.
-- Shauna Niequist, A New Approach to the Table