I read a wonderful post on 20 Activities That Are Never A Waster of Time. It is written by Tehila at Women Abiding. Please take a few minutes to read this. Share your thoughts.
She shares activities that are never a waste of time and it spoke to me so much. I loved her list. Without giving to much detail I will share my thoughts tomorrow.
I will say though that it can be so easy to waste time. Since, my sickness and health issues I have learned that time is so precious and I try to live simple to be able better serve my family. I have to rest a lot! A LOT! That feels like wasting time.
That can quickly make me feel like I am failing as a wife, mother, and homemaker. Laying in bed for a day or two a week really can be frustrating. I am learning to balance my days better so I will not have as many flare ups. But even that can not always help.
I am learning though that through this "season of illness" that I can make the most of my time by reading aloud to the kids, reading the word, journaling when my hands can do it, praying, reading wholesome books, researching ways to better run our home when I do feel better, and just meditating on the Lord are things you can do when you are bound to the bed.
In October I couldn't hardly walk. I was really sick. It was very hard!!!! The first few weeks I was so sick it was a blur! Then I got super sad and frustrated because I couldn't serve our family. To be honest I was a little angry!
Eventually though I began to read and dig in the word and pray more often!!!! I am thankful for that time because it gave me strength and has been helping me to this day.
What do you do when you are out of sorts? If you struggle with a chronic illness how do learn to adapt? Please share!!!!
Mrs. Chrissy T