I have been quite inspired by this topic discussed by quite a few brilliant women I have been listening to and reading from. I stole the following quote from The Modern Mrs. Darcy because she summed it up quite perfectly!
"The idea comes from author Barbara Brown Taylor. In her memoir Leaving Church, Taylor tells about a time she was invited to speak, and her host assigned her this topic: “Tell us what is saving your life right now.”
Most of us know what’s killing us, and can articulate it, if asked. Some of us are overwhelmed with hurry and worry; some of us face crushing poverty; some feel utterly paralyzed.
But few of us stop to note what’s giving us life. Taylor says it’s too good a question to not revisit every once in a while: what are the things—big or small—that are saving us?"
So... what is saving my life right now?
Have you guys watched this?! It is honestly everything to me. There is something so hypnotizing and soothing about all those British accents and all those bakes. They are rattling off proofing times and reasons for why they cut things a certain way and I am entranced by it all. I just love the tent and every moment of the baking process, and I love that mostly, they do it because they love to bake, there is no huge prize in it at the end. Trust me, it's weirdly addicting!
2. Book Club
I have loved reading so many different books together with these girls over the past few years. Our conversation always flows and we don't always agree, and I love it. It has challenged me mentally and I have pushed through books I may never have even begun. It has made me a more intelligent person and I love being a part of it. Also, aren't they gorgeous!?
3. 7:30 Bedtime
Reagan currently goes to bed at 7:30 every night and this little sleeper is ready for that bedtime. She is asleep about 3 minutes after we put her down and that gives us a couple hours to relax before we head to bed ourselves. That quiet time with Bill before we head to bed has been so priceless lately. We laugh, sometimes eat dessert and have some quality time together.
4. Our Crock Pot
This full time working momma does not always have time to also cook gourmet meals every night, and our crock pot has been a LIFE SAVER! In fact, any favorite recipe for a crock pot, send it my way, because dang I love that thing!
So... this begs the question... What is Saving YOUR life right now?