I had really great intentions of writing a post for you all on “the Status of the Blog” – a post I have started to do yearly, giving an overview of what has transpired over the past year, where I feel led to go and how I can Glorify God in all of it. Well, life got in the way when I was to sit down to write and it didn’t happen.
I woke up yesterday feeling very run down and out of sorts. I am sure you know exactly what I mean. Since I have Lupus, you never know if that kind of day is just a “fluke” and it will pass or if things have settled in for a bit. I have been so fortunate to have controlled my symptoms very well with diet changes and using essential oils daily, but this summer I have been more careless about being outside during the day, in the sun – which is DANGER for those who have Lupus. It is like poison, sucking the life out of you.
So, instead of my normal “just push through it” and write the post, which would have taken several hours of thinking, writing and editing…… I chose to instead STOP, and share the real with you all.
Today, I leave for a couple days to celebrate my 7th Anniversary with my wonderful husband. I could have pushed myself yesterday instead of allowing myself some grace and time to heal my body. What fun would I have with my husband if I was run down, I could at least try to rest, recover and be ready for the time away.
So, that is what I did.
I went back to bed for a bit, took an awesome Detox bath with some Aroma Seiz, Rosemary and Lavender essential oils mixed with my favorite Epsom Salts, had a ‘real food’ lunch, watched some of the Little League World Series (which I love!!) and hung out with my family instead of locking myself in my office to write and tried to enjoy the Simple Things. #simplethings
Do you ever feel The Lord needs to bring about some things in your life to get your attention? Yeah, I am feeling a bit of that as I write this post. I am so often headed straight ahead, full steam – that attention to the simple things just isn’t on my radar.
So over the next few weeks you might see me using this hashtag (#simplethings) on social media – exclaiming my intentional act of remembering to capture and appreciate the simple things. As summer winds down, I want to enjoy the simple things – not always needing to see BIG things all the time.
Will you join me in appreciating the #simplethings – I would love to see what you come up with too! I hope you’ll extend grace my direction, for once putting my needs ahead of many others. :-)