Sunday, May 10, 2009

Resting...

Resting. I'm not very good at it. But I did it this weekend. And, I did it in a way that is pretty unusual for me...

I didn't read any emails, play on Facebook, Twitter, blog or ANYTHING similar to that for part of this last weekend. Over 24 hours, in fact.

I turned off my cell phone, too.

It was wonderful.

I wasn't pushed to do someone else's agenda or take on someone else's tasks. I didn't get involved in a "discussion" because I wasn't on line to read it. And I didn't try to be/do/act in a way that wasn't putting God or my family first.

So I've decided to try (TRY) and limit my on-line playing for part of every weekend.

It's a simple thing, really. And yet, incredibly difficult.

My life is pretty full: Husband, kids, extended family, summer school, work, friends... Then there's stuff I want to do more regularly like garden, exercise, read non-theology books... I want to continue to write, play with my camera, practice my piano. I want to spend the limited time I have with my girls before one starts college in August, and one goes to high school.

Not a one of these things I missed out on was really "urgent" -- nor was it even "important." It's a good lesson for me to learn.

Some days, I will have time to email, blog, Facebook, tweet, IM, etc... and some days I will decide not to.

And finding God's peace in the middle of it? Ah. It's so totally worth it.

Deb

1 comment:

SingingOwl said...

I just made the same decision. My day to turn off everything will likely be Sunday. Not certain yet.
:-)