From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

Slow Down Therapy!

* Slow down, you are not responsible for doing it all yourself, right now.  * Remember a happy, peaceful time in your past. Rest there. Each moment has richness that takes a lifetime to savor.  * Set your own pace.  When someone is pushing you, it’s okay to tell them they’re pushing.  * Take nothing for granted: watch water flow, the corn grow, the leaves blow, your neighbor mow.  * Taste your food.  It delights as well as nourishes.  * Notice the sun and the moon as they rise and set.  They are remarkable for the steady pattern of movement, not their speed.  * When you talk with someone, listen. Don’t think about what you will say next.  Thoughts will spring up naturally if you let them.  * Talk and play with children.  It will bring out the unhurried little person inside you.  *Create a place in your home, at your work, in your heart where you can go for quiet recollection.  You deserve it.  * Allow yourself time to be lazy and unproductive. Rest isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.  * Listen to the wind blow.  It carries a message of yesterday and tomorrow…and now. NOW counts.  * Talk slower.  Talk less.  Don’t talk.  Communication isn’t measured by words.  * Give yourself permission to be late sometimes. Life is for living not scheduling.  * Listen to the song of a bird, the complete song.  Music and nature are gifts, but only if you are willing to receive them.  *  Take time to just think.  Action is good and necessary, but it’s fruitful only if we muse, wonder, and mull.  Watch and listen to the night sky.  It speaks.  Words of Wellness