Today was one of those dampish, coldish days where all you want to do is hibernate. So that is what I did! The past six weeks were filled with intensive activity as we prepared to move and I continued my studies. I’ve had several “melt downs” along the way, and moments when I just wanted to throw in the towel and walk away. I’ve written enough about the details of the move, but for anyone who has repeatedly gone through this process of relocating, you know how tiring it is. Today marks one week since I joined my husband here in to our new apartment. Boxes still wait to be unpacked, yet for the most part we’ve got the place to a livable situation.But today felt like a “do nothing” day. So rather than working to empty more boxes or fixing the place up, I sat down with my books and read and slept. Pele, my Norwegian Forest cat, sat on my lap or on my shoulder and we both snoozed on and off for most of the day. We rested. I did not play music or listen to the radio, and intentionally kept phone-talk to a minimum. I hopped on the computer a little bit to catch up with blogs or to check mail, then as quickly as I hopped on, I hopped off. I am a firm believer in taking time from the frantic busyness of life to rest and recuperate. Today’s quiet stillness was food for my soul as well as rest for my body. I’ll do some more reading for my class ~ if I feel like it ~ and tomorrow morning I’ll post a discussion to the course-room, but that is about it. Tomorrow afternoon I will jump back into the swing of unpacking and getting the apartment in order (there is really not much left to do) but for the remainder of this evening, I will stay mellow, relaxed, lethargic. I will rest. I am grateful for times when we are able to rest from life’s crazyness.
- Prayer, gratitude and self care (spiritualseekers.wordpress.com)
- Gratitude (onelightmanywindows.wordpress.com)
- To Snooze or Not to Snooze (fitsugar.com)
- Daily Practice (12stepsofrecovery.wordpress.com)
- Come Fly With Me (advharma.wordpress.com)