Good Day, God!
We are now half-way into our Thanksgiving trip and I am just now realizing HOW tired I am.
I, like almost all “caregivers”, gave more than I had. Caregivers have to “borrow” against their Body’s Bank to do what needs to be done. And then, only slowly, they realize that they have to pay back their debt. Yes, God, probably with “interest”.
Drat! This is hard. And I am humbled to realize that it has not been nearly as hard for me as for many many others. Still, hard is hard. And debts — even to oneself — are hard to repay. Debts are so easy to ignore. With monetary debts there is at least a numerical amount outstanding. Money coming in and going out are both identifiable. Not so with Energy.
Not only that — but as with all debts — I don’t WANT to know what I owe! I want to continue on as usual. DOING!
DANG! The concept of “borrowing against our Body’s energy bank” is not a new one for me. I saw women doing this years ago. But, I forgot. And I also never even thought to apply it to myself.
Ah, God, I am such a slow learner! I wish I had a visual reminder like this logo for biscotti. It is so clear! Coffee loves biscotti!
What would I have, God? A photo of me with a pillow under my arm? I love sleep? Hm. Well, it isn’t just about Time OFF. It is also about PACE. I need to go slower and allow WIDER MARGINS. Ah, MARGINS! I bought that book years ago — I even read it.
This time I’ll buy the semi-daily devotional book, A Minute Margin, and work on remembering that lesson. I am a slow learner, God. But, then slow is good!