About Savoring

sa·vor·ing\ˈsā-vər-iŋ, ˈsāv-riŋ\ verb
1 : To taste or enjoy with zest: relish 2: to appreciate fully: enjoy or delight

Savoring Today is dedicated to fostering an attitude of intentionality regarding family, friendship, faith, and good food.  In the hurry of the world around us, there is pressure to move on to the next thing whether it is technology, to-do lists, work projects, or kid’s activities.  More often than not, even our leisure time is simply the result of pure exhaustion.   I am not suggesting that full-throttle living is bad or wrong, merely to slow the frenetic pace just enough so the future does not consume the now.  Today truly is a gift.

When savoring good food we chew more slowly, utter sounds of delight, even roll our eyes trying to express that something wonderful holds our attention.  Imagine eating an entire meal while only thinking about what to eat next, rather than enjoying what is already right in front of you.  If we apply the concept of savoring to our lives, we engage more fully in today by capturing life lessons, valuing people and relationships, or basking in our blessings.

Not every situation, season of life, or meal is something we wish to linger over—frankly some cannot pass quickly enough.  However, even in the midst of the distasteful and distressing there are those nuggets of delight that initiate a deeper sense of gratitude, quickening hearts to give thanks to God.  May these musings of personal insights and select recipes in some way encourage those who stop by to read them.

5 responses to “About Savoring

  1. I agree with this message. We spend so much time just getting to the next step, or forgetting to be present (by texting, surfing or emailing). Lets just be in this moment and enjoy it. I am glad I found your blog.
    Very impressed with what you have in so little time. This is a lot of content in just 10 months! Thanks for taking the time to find me and share some words of encouragement. Your post made me smile and I will savor the gesture.

  2. Love your thoughts about savoring the moment, so true….plus, all your pictures make me really hungry!

  3. Just found your site and your post about savoring is so apt! I think we all need to be reminded now and then (or more frequently) to truly savor everything. There’s no doubt life is hectic but stopping to enjoy our food and truly savoring it will hopefully flow into the rest of our lives and all that we partake in. Thank you!

  4. How wonderful, to hear someone speak of their dedication and love of God. He is too often left out of our lives and our circumstances. May you be richly blessed by all who stop by, and by our Lord, Himself. 😉 I am a wife, Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma, and God is so important in everything I do, and because I love to cook — especially for those who mean the world to me, I always aim to bless them, so I will frequent your site, to gain inspiration in all areas of my life. Thanks, and bless you!

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