Finding time to slow down at home

How many people get a chance to pause in their life?

To slow down, step off the train, and get to watch the world whirling by?

We stepped off the train only to return to a train blasting by when we returned home.

And yesterday we finally got to take a pause and slow down.  

It reminded me of how I felt on our trip - so grateful to be alive.  So happy to be a part of this year and with these people.  So honored to have the love of my husband.  So grateful for my parents.  So alive.

It is a good life and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to pause to appreciate it.  I think now the challenge of being home, and "real" life is carving out the times to pause and enjoy life.