I am posting later today because I took the advice of William Wordsworth. Yesterday was a busy day for me, so I decided to take today at a slower pace. These are the things that have or will (before I go to sleep) encompass my Sunday.
REST – these are all things that bring rest to my body, my mind, or my soul.
- allowed myself to sleep in a little later than usual
- enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with my husband who made the delicious meal
- had unhurried phone conversations with both of my children
- attended to tasks that had been hanging over my head, but now that they are complete my shoulders can relax
- got to sip on a cup of tea before it grew cold
- gave myself the luxury of a nap
- watched some NBA games with my husband
- took time to read and write
- completed my daily stretching
- engaged in prayerful reflection
THANKS – these are just a small list of the things I am thankful for today
- waking up this morning – life is a gift not to be taken for granted
- my husband, Chuck, who does countless things for me everyday and picks up the tasks that I cannot physically handle right now
- my children who remain close to us and to each other
- my grandchildren who keep my humble and laughing – they say the darndest things!
- my home which may be small and in need of some work but keeps us safe and protected from the outside world
- my faith that keeps me grounded and hopeful as I try to process the events of the world
Tomorrow I go back to the craziness of school and the balancing act that all teachers are trying to perfect. I hope that each of you carves out some time each day, if possible, but at least each week to rest and be thankful. Take care of yourself, and have a peaceful week.
I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge sponsored by twowritingteachers.org.