When I run, I post a photo in Instagram, sometimes with an observation that occurred during the previous few minutes.

Yesterday, after a few days with good but draining activities, and before heading to do a couple projects at Hope and Dan and baby-on-the-way’s new house, I wrote,

“In sports, a time out isn’t punishment imposed by someone else. It’s a pause to regroup. Though @richsride always reminds me that life isn’t a game, it can be helpful to choose to stop for a moment to breathe.”

And I realized that a short time-out would be helpful.

The event on Tuesday night was great, by the way, and I’ll be sharing with you some handrails for surviving the holidays.

I’ll see you on Sunday.


And if you are looking ahead to Advent, see “getting ready to get ready for Christmas” for my resources.