Its funny that today’s word is weekend. My weekend starts tomorrow. My husband works for seven days, then is off. So my weekend is coming. Oh my, its been a long week. I’ve been trying to get my book launch going. I’ve been busy with the boys getting ready to start basketball, my littlest one has a doctor’s appointment coming up this weekend. We will be traveling over six hours both ways for that. It can be a little overwhelming, parenting a child with a special needs, who has yet to be diagnosed.
The weekends are usually marked with a slower pace, something akin to a summer in the middle of the week. For me, the weekend means I need to be intentional about slowing down. Last Sunday I decided to spend the entire day NOT doing any work. I needed a day of rest. I think the stress, heartache of so many friends, and the pressures of just life had worn my body down.
So I sleep Sunday afternoon. I didn’t feel guilt. I knew it was the best. And weekends are about choosing what is best. Choosing the slower course, the more intentional course, and maybe the silly and mundane. But weekends are not for productivity, but for pleasure. Not for challenges, but for a chance to slow down. Not for deadlines, but for daydreaming.
So, spend some time this coming weekend. Here is your permission slip: Do something for pleasure. Slow down. Daydream. Live for the moment. Its ok. I’m going to get things done, but also spend some time reading with my littles in the floor, doing some crafts, reading, and just being.
Here is the list of the word prompts for 31 Days of Five Minute – Free Writes.
Do you struggle finding time to study the Bible?
Do you wish you had more minutes in the day to devote to Bible reading?
What if I told you you could start TODAY in just 5 minutes!?
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