Saturday, January 29, 2011


There’s the pause that refreshes (thank you Coca-Cola) and then there are the refreshing things that make you pause. I  just returned from my son’s high school production of Anything Goes and it definitely qualifies as a moment to pause and savor the experience. The cast and crew, along with the tech crews how spent months building the intricate sets, are to be commended. Their obvious enjoyment and passion showed clearly.

I love that sort of obvious third-party passion. When you can just tell that someone has enjoyed creating whatever it is that you are enjoying. Songs, books, music, plays, art, gardening. Everywhere you look, the evidence abound that someone has stopped, paused and refreshed their soul with something they enjoy.

Stop and smell the roses. Or listen to the birds. Or read a book. Watch a movie. Sing in the shower. Wash your car. Play a game with your kids. Pet your dog. Whatever fuels your passion and helps center your sense of self, don’t forget to do it.
Pause. Refresh. Renew.
What kinds of things do you do that help you find your sense of peace or joy?

Happy reading,


  1. I love heartfelt "pauses" like these. And we need to do this more often. Enjoy the moment! Great post, Jen.

  2. I know that feeling! I've experienced it several times this weekend. The weather being so beautiful just made you stop and take a deep breath.