Week of Rest

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Let us find the kind of fearlessness and passion that makes us feel alive.

An old high school girlfriend of mine got back in touch over the years and now we text every Sunday to check in to see how we can pray for each other and how we’re doing.  Knowing that you have someone dedicated to praying for you and a specific obstacle or hope for the week is just wonderful.  It’s amazing how old friendships can circle back around in your life, stronger than ever, and also sad to realize the friendships you thought would never change, just somehow do.

I choose to stay positive though and remind myself that if an old high school friend I lost touch with over 10 years ago can become a friend I text every week today and pray for can come back into my life, than certainly all friendships can be rekindled over time.  Sometimes you just let life evolve the way it should. :)

A few things I’ve learned this week:

  • A covered pot makes water boil faster – it is unfortunate I did not practice this sooner. So many wasted minutes in the kitchen.
  • The more you talk, the more likely you are to sin with your mouth.  This is something I’m reminded of from my over commitments, or just over talking like all women can do.  So I’m trying to slow down on chiming in and not blurting out every thought or knowledge.
  • It is worth reading promotional emails – I saved $15 a month on my cell bill just by actually paying attention to an email promotion.  $15 x 12 = $180.
  • Even when mad, there’s a point when you realizing continuing to be upset serves no purpose, so accept it, and try to find humor in it or just move on.
  • Shoe too big?  Use a cotton ball and stuff it in the toe.  Saved one of my favorite pair of heels.

This week has been restful.  Lots of cleaning, organizing, relaxing, slow cooking and catching up with friends over food has been good for my soul.  It’s when I overload my schedule when I start to not enjoy myself, so I choose to have the right perspective and realize how much of a blessing every day is – whether it is packed or not.

I hope you make time to do the things that make you feel alive.

{Photo: Melissa Schollaert}

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