Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Two Steps Forward, Three Back, One Step Forward...








Well then, fatigue was back with a vengeance today :(
So I rested and read, had hot bath, we went out to eat
with a dear local friend and her daughter, 
My Husband made me a wonderful smoothie today!
Best ever! Recipe: raspberry, blueberry, fresh spinach, 
2/3 banana, spoon of cocoa, shredded coconut, flax seed, cinnamon,
a good dollop of maple syrup + yogurt/almond milk/your choice liquid.
As good as an ice cream cone!
***
I am thinking a lot this days about rest and depletion/burn out,
I am very aware that I am quite depleted at present...
my sense is that this does not mean 
'just nap all the time' but instead figure out what brings
restoration and rest, physically and inwardly.
***
For sure this week, as I recover from my illness that is still with me,
that I need actual rest (naps) but I think it also will be the need
to read books that bring rest (Elizabeth Goudge is one of these authors), 
sewing again (I hope!) and other creative things. 
***
And so it goes.
But lots to be thankful for, including this new book 
that I have already begun and so far am enjoying very much!

4 comments:

Mat Anna said...

Yes, rest and recuperation is more than just naps. I find knitting restorative.

GretchenJoanna said...

May God restore your strength and give you peace!

Elizabethd said...

I agree with you, it isnt always 'rest' that one needs, more a refill of spiritual and emotional energy.

Sara Lorayne said...

What a very beautiful stargazer lily you have there! I'm sorry you are suffering through illness and burnout right now . . . do take good care of yourself and get rest, and yes, read Elizabeth Goudge. Her stories can be like a restorative balm to us at times.

All prayers for strength and health and peace in Christ.