Today it seems like we are all so busy. The pace of life feels like a sprint and if you are like me, you find yourself running behind life trying to not catch a stitch in your ribs that leaves you breathless. Let me say upfront that the idea of writing this weekly devotional gave me pause for a few years. I didn’t want to be a hypocrite who encourages people to be more mindful, to slow down and learn to say no sometimes to practice self-care, but then I realized this book is indeed a form of self-care. Somewhere along the way, we’ve stopped giving ourselves permission to slow down and think. We are required to have just the right answers and have them quickly. I think this is what has gotten us in trouble. We’ve stopped thinking, pondering, reflecting, and we’ve replaced it with reacting, judging, and not listening. So as a form of self-care, I would like to propose that just once a week you stop, sip and percolate.