“Doing Nothing”…Sometimes It’s Nice

We’ve had some wonderful, full days this week.  The kids have kept me on my toes – finding all sorts of interesting things to fill our days.  Yesterday, unlike my typical self, I decided to slow down and rest.  I went outside to watch the kids playing with nothing else on my agenda. I really felt like resting and letting everything else wait. This is very uncharacteristic of me, and I credit the Holy Spirit for the inspiration I felt to do it.  It was really pretty great.  I usually feel like there is something else I should be doing in addition to whatever it is I am actually doing, and so I don’t often find myself wanting to just stop…   Yesterday I did and I’m grateful for it.  I watched and listened as the kids did what they always do…paying even closer attention than normal and really soaking them in.  They are so funny, so creative.  We sat and talked and had an interesting talk about, well… leaf bugs and pepperoni, actually.  And other stuff too.    I suppose I’m realizing that in my go-go-go-no-need-for-rest approach to life, I sometimes miss some pretty great stuff.  I enjoyed letting myself “do nothing”.  I think I’ll do it more often.

This is some of what has filled our recent days:

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