These past couple months since Samantha has been born have been so FULL of so many wonderful events, parties, trips, lunch dates, meeting of new friends & re-connecting with old friends as well. We have been going, going, going in the Goodmama household. This past weekend, in the midst of “IT ALL” by body just decided “enough already” if your not going to slow down-then were shutting down!
Yesterday, we had to cancel things on the calendar, and camp out at home-its amazing what one day of saying NO and doing nothing can do to a stressed out & sick body. Funny how I woke up this morning feeling SO much better. I hate saying no, I am an over-committer and lover of being busy-to me it defines a “full life”. Today, I am still not 100%, but instead of filling the week and the calendar (which I have the tendency to do)-I am leaving it open-not to say “yes” to one more thing-but to do what I know is needed for my body & soul…REST!
In the midst of this forced “slow down”, I am reminded of Matthew 11:28-30 which says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened (I like to replace that with BURNT OUT), and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
This week is all about slowing down, sleeping, eating healthy (why does this always make me feel better?!), spending time with my sweet S&J and most of all-re-connecting with the Lord.
May you find rest for your souls this week as well 🙂
I think I can learn a thing or two from Miss Samantha about Slowing Down!