I too am tired of hurrying up. Just like Tisha in Tisha and the Blossom, another gorgeous picture book by Wendy Meddour, with illustrations by Daniel Egnéus.
I’d just not thought very much about mindfulness, and now I realise it’s what we should do. I mean, if we want to. It’s this being pushed to hurry up and do this, not forget to do that, or be too late for that other thing.
We need to stop and sniff the flowers, ‘waste’ some time, be with each other.
Tisha is small, but she says stop, when she needs to. And that’s what her parents need, too.
Sometimes just sitting is the best. Staring into space, or being a little silly.
Try it! I’m going to have to pop out into the garden, and try not to mind the pigeons…