To me the most remarkable part of Christmas is how everything goes from ridiculously busy to a full-on stop.
The Winning Well workshops, the keynotes, the 2017 planning, the filming, the travelling (well not that), the rehearsals, the concerts, the shopping, the cooking, the visits, and then the pause.
When I walk into a candle lit church, all the chaos seems to melt away. We stop, we remember, we give thanks, we hope.
I love to take a run through our town, usually bustling with people shopping or meeting over coffee and feel the peace of the empty village.
I wonder what others are doing and thinking in their stopping. What do those closed doors offer? What inspirations are brewing? What hopes are catching spark?
The Power of a Good Pause
What’s about to start after the stopping?
I recognize that for many there is pain in the stopping. Quiet time does not always equate to peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you. In our family we also have concerns that weigh heavy. Stopping can sometimes be too quiet.
I am also so grateful to all who cannot stop this holiday. Police, firefighters, military, call centers, convenience stores. There are many people “going” to empower our stopping. Thank you.
May this holiday season give you the peace of pause, today or in the year to come. Enjoy the quiet along with the joy.
What will you become in your holiday pause?
In Peace, Hope and Joy,