Monday, August 14, 2006


Why is it so hard to relax? On the crazy days of life I always find myself longing for a quiet day at home with our family. However when those days come, like Sunday afternoon when we purposely plan nothing and there's nowhere to go and nothing to do and the phone isn't ringing; I find myself getting antsy instead of enjoying the peace!

Is it that I am so addicted to busyness and frantic activity? Do I need to have the radio, computer and phone going at all times? I think I might be because I hardly know what to do with myself when it's quiet. Plus, sometimes playing with the kids is really exhausting and downright boring. I think I almost prefer to say I have to fold laundry or do whatever household task has my attention at the moment.

So, I tried really hard to let go. And guess what? I had a tea party, looked at books, admired my kids playing, went for a bike ride in the rain, took a nap, watched a movie, and played tackle football in the yard (I have the grass stains to prove it)! All of us together. Why am I too wound up to enjoy that? Maybe I really have gone crazy.

I learned I've got to let go and enjoy these times. Soon enough another busy week will start. In a few weeks the fall routine will be in full swing. And I guess I need to realize that those quiet days can be the most precious and fulfilling days of all.

Psalm 90:12
"Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

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