Good Morning, God!
It has been NAP TIME the last two days. A two hour nap after the marathon and just a one hour nap yesterday. Today? Another nap, I hope. I have to smile at myself, God. I guess I was a little short on TRUST this Marathon because I am so exhausted now that it is over. I “borrowed” from my Body’s Bank. And now it wants it to be paid back with interest.
All of this stress over Kit running A MARATHON! Some people’s spouses have cancer. And in the World, People have lost their jobs and their homes. Others live in refugee camps. And others are in danger of cholera. REALLY! I’m embarrassed, God.
It is just that what we experience is the OVERFLOW of our cup. My cup is pretty small — not large. But it did overflow this last week. And, God, may my experience be a reminder to me. Stress is a BODY thing. You can’t “talk” someone out of stress. What the Body needs is “being with” time. Being heard, being touched, being hugged — this is Body Talk.
It comes to me, God, that You made RULES to help ensure that we care for our bodies. Lots of rules on what we eat. Rules about leaving some of our harvest for the poor so they can eat. Rules about REST. WE ARE FLESH, God. And I would do well to be MORE MINDFUL of that.
So, now, God, I shall rise and shower and go gently through my day. Going slowly with YOU. So thankful to be HEARD.