I need some time out...
Don’t you? Time out from this crazy world with its pandemic & all its new strains!
Time out from my own self imposed expectations, time out from the pressures of life, time out to just Pause & Reflect…
So today we’re having a mini retreat by settling into a comfy chair, putting our feet up to enjoy a large cup of our favourite beverage & some treats.
Mine is a mug of lady Grey tea & a slice of gf Apricot Almond loaf toasted with creamery butter melting upon its deliciousness!
And we’re seated indoors in my comfy loungeroom because it’s freezing weather here!
We thought we were okay…But…
Our country of Australia has many states locked down once again!
Our particular area is also in tight CoVid restrictions again, all due to the Delta strain of CoVid reaching our shores!
Now we’re seated with our refreshments, I want to know…
How are you my friend? How are you really?
Please let me know how you are in the comments below.
I’m a little weary…actually a lot weary to be honest! It’s been a very busy six months for hubby & I!
Some of these things I have shared with you already over the last few months but some of the bigger ones I’ll share in the coming weeks.
Are you feeling a bit weary too?
Have you noticed how weariness spreads through our entire body…
Clouding our minds, creating a fatigue that can only be described as bone weary…
It’s reaches so deeply into our beings that it goes right down to our bones!
Expectations of Self
My goal for this year was to try & get out to meet up with friends & family more.
Because we were all so restricted last year with CoVid lock downs & government restrictions.
My aim was to balance the extra activity with meditative & restorative quietness…
However this is proving to be a bit tricky for me with my health limitations.
Strategies for restoration
My strategies for restoring are in doing what we are today, putting my feet up to have a refreshing time of tea & reflection.
This may also include writing for our time together or jotting down things in my journal.
It may be reading a good book or doing a word puzzle, I love word puzzles!
I also enjoy walking along the waterfront, smelling the fresh salt air & listening to the rthymn of the waves.
Enjoying the choraling of the birds & feeling that refreshing sea breeze upon my face…as I shared in our walk around My neighborhood…
A time for Contemplation
This is also an opportune time for quiet contemplation with my heavenly Father, as I enjoy His creation.
Just as Jesus invited all to come to Him while here on earth.
We can spend time with Him through the Spirit of God today for He left us with this invitation;
“Come to Me, all who are weary
I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you,
learn from Me,
for I am gentle
humble in heart
you shall find rest for your souls.”
I’m feeling a lot more refreshed now…
I hope you are too my friend. What’s your favourite restorative thing to do? Please share…
Until next time,
You’re most welcome to join me in The Book Nook
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