The inspiration for today’s post came from a friend of mine, who knows me too well. She is a faithful reader (at least, far more faithful than my mother! – Oops, did I write that out loud???) She can tell what is or is not going on in my life (at times) by what I post…. or what I do not post. This week she could tell I was tired (or lazy, or maybe both!)
I am sure that many readers out there can also tell. This past week there were a few photo-only posts. There are those days when I am so exhausted, or caught up in the realities of life, that a photo is all I can manage – BUT, in those moments I am still posting!!!
I think this is such a good reminder that it really is okay to be ourselves, know ourselves, and give ourselves permission to understand where we are at and meet needs. This is a lesson that has taken me a while to learn. This is a lesson that, sadly, many people spend their lifetimes struggling to grasp. It is okay to slow down, to say no, to pause. It is even okay to do these things without reason, from time to time. As long as our important responsibilities are taken care of, it is okay for us to take a break, have an unproductive day, or just be.
Today, 89 days ’til 40, I am reminded that it is okay to be tired, or lazy – as long as it is in moderation!