So on over, as I take part is Lisa-Jo's almost weekly Five Minute Friday. This week the word is Exhale. The rules are simple. Write for five minutes on a given topic (this week Exhale) and don't edit, just write for five minutes. Experience the freedom and indeed the fun of just writing on a singular word. :) Then once you've linked up (do that here) go and encourage the person or two before you. It's an encouragement AND it's fun to do. So come on... join us. :)
So I had moments in my busy day yesterday to consider the word EXHALE.
At first I thought about how I am teaching my son to let go of his angst and just THINK. Let it go, THINK.
BUT as I thought about talking about that I realized I wasn't teaching my son enough about letting it go.
Cause if you let something go, you are also taking the time to let something in.
You know...you EXHALE to let out the used air so that you can INHALE new air so you can breathe. You EXHALE (let go of) your angst about whatever it is, so you can INHALE (let in) calmness and peace.
So yesterday in the midst of all the busyness of carrying for the critters, caring for each other, and rushing off to celebrate a lad's birthday with gramma (he turns 9 on Sunday) I needed to let go of my need to just stay home and get some important tasks completed and just relax with my boy. To allow him the fun of eating out and having a kibbitzy type of day. It was GOOD for him, and good for me and great for the family.
BUT I needed to let go of my selfish desires to just not bother in my desire to get things done around the house.
It's good to do that you know.
It's what God calls us to as well. To let go of ourselves and let HIM be in charge. He knows what's best for us you know. And I did need that time away to refocus my thoughts and energies. To see are big part of why I am who I am in this moment in time. I love my family and God has called me to love them fully. :)
STOP!!!! It's 817!