Use Your “PAUSE” Button

October 26, 2012

in the generous life

I find post ideas in the oddest of places.

I was sitting on my living room couch brainstorming ideas, my mind running over concepts and my eyes not really seeing but wandering over items in the room … the couch, the afghan, the coffee table with a couple of magazines and (because we have a new puppy) a container for little things like guitar picks, and … the TV remote … with a PAUSE button.

I thought to myself how nice it would be if we all had pause buttons. Then I realized that we do (it’s called a choice) and what a cool post that might make.

We need to learn to pause and practice pausing.

pause to rest (even if it is just for two minutes)
pause to hear God
pause to think things through and do what you mean to do
pause when your husband is speaking to actually hear him
pause to reflect and be grateful
pause to gather your thoughts and speak more understandably
pause to consider other options
pause to ask questions and get a clearer picture
pause to enjoy the moment

Pausing is good stuff. (but what I really want to know is where the “PAWS” button is for puppies! … sorry, couldn’t resist.)

We do not remember days, we remember moments.  Cesare Pavese

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Don’t forget to enter the Thanksgiving and Gratitude Contest (Fierce Women. Last day to enter is October 28th. I’ll announce a winner on Monday the 29th.


Do Not Disturb: Characteristics of a “We-Marriage” Great list of healthy characteristics to build into your marriage.


Hot, Holy & Humorous: How Often Should You Have Sex? I nominate “J” for the brave blogger award! (Just FYI, scientifically speaking, you start seeing health benefits at twice a week. More is better.)



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

DoNotDisturb-Megan October 26, 2012 at 4:11 am

Couldn’t agree more, “more is better.”! Thanks again for the mention.



J (Hot, Holy & Humorous) October 26, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I’m definitely in favor of more! :) In fact, couples should pause the busyness of life and make love…often for a good marriage.


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