Pause as defined by dictionary.com in noun form is: a temporary stop or rest, especially in speech or action. Pause defined as a verb means: to dwell or linger.
I go, go, go all day long and into the late evening. When I am sitting I am doing something. I rarely just watch tv or read a magazine. My mind is almost always "on" too. I envy my friends who can "shut off" their brain/thoughts because I just can't do that. Even when I run, I am thinking "this is your long run, slow down", but I always speed up. It is a good and a bad thing for me.
With four awesome children, life is busy. There is always a need to be filled, an argument to mediate, a place to go, etc. I can only imagine that life will get busier and my need to think about PAUSING will be even greater.
So, PAUSE! I want to PAUSE to play with my kiddos even when I should be making dinner or folding laundry. I want to PAUSE to read the story slower because who knows how much longer they will want Mommy to read to them at bedtime. I will schedule a PAUSE break in my schedule to have special dates because the potential exists that I may be uncool someday. I will PAUSE to look at them when they speak so each one of them knows how much they mean to me.
I realistically know that I won't have PAUSE moments every day, but I can try. The more I practice PAUSING the more of a habit it will be! So, in 2011 I will be PAUSING with my children because I don't want to wake up one day when they are grown with too few memories of the every day moments! I will dwell in my children and love it because I love them!