Season’s End

The season has come and gone. This one was particularly difficult. All the bad stuff that happens – abused and abandoned babies, fatal car accidents, fatal muggings – all seem to escalate around Christmas time – particularly Christmas Eve.

People were hurting, and in some cases, acting out in their hurt and hurting others. It’s been exhausting, and busy, and quite draining.

Then, on the 31st, my cell phone broke. It was only going to be fixed yesterday. And I knew…

It was time to rest.Β 

Sometimes it takes extreme measures to remind me that ”you can’t share water from an empty cup”. That said…

IΒ know it’s not selfish to take time for yourself – I DO do this. IΒ know it’s important to rest and eat right – I try and do this (but junk food is just sometimes waaaaay too good πŸ˜› )

But when there is a lot going on and a multitude of needs to be met, I have a tendency to push myself to running on empty. And that’s never good. Some days I recognise it instantly – the moment where I am ‘low’ and then I am able to retreat and rest. Other times, I need something drastic to stop the whirlwind that is me – like a broken phone.

I spent the last two days in a peaceful haze of birds chirping, and bees buzzing – my hands dirty with freshly turned soil and less weeds in the garden. (it’s Summer here)
Other times, I just lay around loving my dogs, and reading – I finished two books πŸ˜‰
There was plenty of food in the house, and so I just didn’t leave. I stayed cocooned in my security. And I even had an afternoon nap! I most especially tried not to think.

A forced sabbatical, of sorts.

And I feel stronger for it. Which is usually the point of it anyway πŸ˜‰

I was reminded last night of a letter I read. Now, if you haven’t yet visitedΒ Letters To Pogue from Wic, then you really should. They don’t just take me back to my favourite thing (old fashioned letter writing) but each one is rather thought provoking, and there’s something there for all of us, not just Pogue.

The latest letter has been playing on my mind a lot –Β A Letter To Me

And now that I am recharged enough to dare to allow my brain to think and ponder, I have to admit that it’s at the forefront of my thoughts. Perhaps this particular letter is the ultimate in self care. It might still take me a while to write it… but I’m definitely thinking about it.

So I’m ending this post, feeling thoughtful, and dealing with attachments, one cup at a time πŸ˜‰

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7 thoughts on “Season’s End

  1. Good morning Meg,
    I hope that you have had a good Christmas and New Year and may 2020 bring you much joy, peace and happiness.
    It seems really strange to think that I am wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year when it is your summer. 🌞
    I appreciate what you said about needing to take time for yourself and sometimes it is something that is enforced through an event such as your phone breaking πŸ˜’πŸ€”
    It is so important to take time for self although today it is more difficult than ever especially when you think about the Internet and everything that enables.
    Kath and I have had a very busy but restful period but we have some news to share with our friends. πŸ“°πŸ€”
    We got engaged on New Year’s day 😊 ❀️
    I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed year ahead of you and that all of your hopes, dreams and aspirations are fulfilled and my best wishes to the family πŸ‘ͺ

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  2. A beautiful and inspiring post. When you are busy serving others it is good to get away and rest so that you can serve the better. I do the same thing, though. I push on, run on empty, and eat to much junk food! I am so happy for you that you got a chance to rest and rejuvenate. Enjoy the sunshine! 😊

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  3. Wow. It’s summer over there?. It’s all dry, sunny and Cold over here (harmattan).

    Giving one’s self grace – relax, take some time off etc is needed. I do that a lot and this year I think I will be intentional about it.

    I can say same about junk foods – Gosh, they are just on point!. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜

    Happy new year to you. πŸ€—

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