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.