Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Live Life Without Rush...




Our home is a little more quiet lately.

With the passing of our oldest of three Bears...

There's a sense of stillness that surrounds us.

As much as we knew Yogi did not have much 'time' left with us (he was almost 14 and lived two more years beyond what we had anticipated (Yogi Bears made his way into my life 4 years ago). No words could ever tell you how grateFUl we are for the extra time we had with him and the added memories we have with us to stay)...

Having said that...

It doesn't take away from the sadness you feel, and the emptiness that presents itself in your life, and in your home when the final moments take place. (Waking up on Saturday morning was when it really hit...with one less bowl to fill at breakfast time.)

But, there is no doubt in our minds that...

Yogi Bears is happy up in puppy heaven and that...

He is looking down at us (from up above), and at each and every one of those lives he has ever touched.

If anything...

His prints are here to stay, and the love he filled us with will be...

Ever-present in our hearts, always.


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It's amazing how fast life passes us by.

As I had intended on taking this weekend to slow myself down...

Yogi's passing made me realize, even more, my need to focus my attention on living, without rush.

In my attempt to pace myself...

I spent this past weekend taking things slow.

From waking, to baking, to eating, to training...


I took my time.

I took my time to make this meal with L.O.V.E.
In other words...
I took things nice and slow.

I took my time because...

I want to live life soaking in what it is I am doing. (As opposed to going from one thing to the next, without appreciating the present.)

I don't want life to be a blur or a snap shot...

I want life to be FUll of colour, vivid in every way, shape and form.

I don't want to have vague memories yet...

Memorable ones.


Ones that are...

Clear and rich both in heart and body.


So as I continue on forward...

I will be mindFUl of living my life without rush knowing that...

Each and every moment is meant to savoured, slowly, and FUlly.

It is.

What do you do to slow yourself down?

**Writing this post set new intentions for me, and I plan on living them through.**

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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28 comments:

  1. Loving your new blog style! And yes, t his subject is EXTREMELY relevant to me! Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Thank you Ericka. And, I'm happy I was able to remind you of the importance of living life without rush :)

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  2. Aww beautiful words there! Sonds like you are doing exactly what you need to do to slow down. I am really trying to take some words out of your book....or blog. In this day and age, we are hesitant to be so fast, to do so much, but it is right, we need to savor each moment we are given. I am trying to think about this on my runs, and so far it is working (but I do have 9 miles at least each day to do that), but it does put things in perspective.

    Thanks for being the inspiration :)

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    1. Thanks so much Tina :) I'm very mindful of taking things slow lately, although sometimes it feels like things are moving so fast...which can be overwhelming at time. It's a good reminder to just stop..breathe...and savour <3

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  3. This post is exactly what I needed to hear! Yesterday morning I was frustrated on the way to work...exhausted from rushing around all the time. Lately I have been trying to play music in the kitchen while I'm making dinner...dancing with the girls...taking a little longer to get it to the table. I've been trying to look beyond my own nose and extending invites to people I know need a break and company even though that may mean I don't get one.

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    1. Rushing does get so totally exhausting. I found myself rushing a couple of times this week. Being rushed was a great reminder for me to stop. and pause.

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  4. So sorry for your Teddy Bear's passing. It's never easy. I've been trying to slow down and savor especially when I feel like things are spinning out of control. That's no way to live.

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    1. Thanks Angela. Yogi was a great puppy :)

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  5. oh my heart hurts. Losing a pet is always hard. But you are so right in slowing down and savoring the beautiful love around you. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks LC xo I may need to add some unplugging into the mix soon.

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  6. My heart hurts for you friend. It is never ever easy to lose a furbaby. And I love your focus and reminders right now. Slow down and live!

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    1. Thanks Heather. Our home is much quieter...I think the puppies are starting to notice too because they are much more cuddly.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss my friend. Losing a pet is like losing part of your family. I'm so glad you are slowing down and refocusing. Sometimes it takes something like this for us to stop and appreciate what we have!

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    1. Thank you for your words Brittany xo

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  8. So sorry for your loss Kierston! Pets are truly a part of the family. Slowing down is definitely important in this fast paced world that we live in. Hugs!

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  9. So sorry for your loss. On living without rush? I want to but I don't...yet! I'm trying to find out how to slow myself down. A work in progress.

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    1. I'm still working on it. It definitely IS a work in progress. But, I am very mindful of it. Thank you for your kind words Jill <3

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  10. So sorry about the loss of your dog - I know that it is a sad time. I hope that you find comfort from your other dogs and friends and family this week!!!

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  11. I know you are missing your Yogi Bear so much, and I bet the other 'bears' in your house are too. Hug each other lots! <3

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    1. Thanks Elle. The Bears are extra cuddly.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about Yogi Bear. I know how devastating it can be to lose a pet. This post was incredibly thoughtful. It's a nice remind to all of us to slow down and appreciate life instead of constantly begin focused on what's next.

    Sending love to you and your fam (human and furry alike) during this tough time :)

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    1. Thanks Whitney. I'm definitely focusing on right now...being mindful of slowing down and appreciating all things. xo

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  13. The hugest of hugs to you & SuperFit Kierston!!!!!

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  14. Your Yogi Bear looks so much like my April. Slowing down is so hard; it's a good reminder to keep trying.

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  15. So sorry girlie! Sending hugs and love to you guys! Yogi was such a sweet guy!

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    1. Thanks Krysten. He definitely was xo

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