A Time of Rest

Let me be honest, depending on your personality, releasing stress may be the hardest task in your life. Many women spend their life taking care of everyone in their life except themselves. I am one of them.
The New Year, 2017 came in with a bang for everyone and I was too tired to care. My birthday came and I was too tired to care about it. I felt I was on my way away from this good earth.
My daughter finally became sick and tired of me being sick and tired. She would talk to me repeatedly about slowing down and of course, I promised to do so after completing yet another project. She gently asked if I wanted to spend a girl’s weekend away with her. Her tone was in such a way, I thought I would hurt her feelings if I said no. I had my mom to tend too, clothes to wash and iron, housework to complete and so on. Knowing how I think, she said everything would be here when I get home. Mom’s caretaker worked the weekend so I would go. I decided to go and packed my suitcase to leave.
I had clothes, paperwork I could read and work on, adult coloring book and pencils. Adult pencils are not crayola crayons price either-omg. Let me begin by stating, I did not watch the news the entire weekend. Washington politics has a negative effect on my health. Cable television in the hotel is not cable at home. By me not spending money like sand, I had to satisfy myself with the basic cable. My daughter not only turned off all the lights she turned off the television and slept until about 11:00 am.
I was exhausted. I know this because Saturday, I finally went to the hotel restaurant around noon, ordered my first meal of the day took a bite of the delicious food, and became so sleepy I took my meal back to the room, put my head down on the pillows at 1:30pm and woke up at 7:30 pm. I colored two pictures, ate more of my leftovers and went back to sleep by 11:00pm until Sunday morning.
I am still tired not like before but tired. My daughter was correct everything is still here but so far, I have turned a blind eye, sitting down, and doing absolutely nothing.
New resolution, need to spend more get away time.

Michele Pierrie

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”  

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 

(MARK 6:31-32) 

Where is your place of solitary?  Have you been there lately?