I’m sure most of you will be able to identify with how I felt yesterday – TIRED !!
It was just one of those days when I found it difficult to muster up much energy – possibly because I had expended so much energy the day before – that my body simply had no – or little – reserve left.
So – I was left wondering just how was I going to ‘get on ‘ with my day. Was I going to allow my tiredness to totally rule me – to rob me – to spoil my peace of mind – to take from my soul the joy that dwells within me.
I had no problem with indulging in a bit or relaxation – I had to acknowledge that I needed that – but – it was the attitude of mind – the danger to allow my weariness to cause my soul to feel weary too – that could be a problem if I allowed it.
I have been promised a ‘rest for my soul’ – but in order to make that mine – I needed to do my part – so that’s just what I did – I went for a walk – and almost immediately felt a peace and renewal in my soul.
I wandered by the wild flowers and grasses – brambles busting with blossom – bees and butterflies collecting nectar.
My destination- on this short walk – the nearby river – wending it’s way – across the quiet countryside – bordered by trees and meadows.
Solitary seats – seemingly begging to be sat upon – allowed me to pause – and in so doing I felt refreshed – from the inside – and re-energised – creating the feeling that I could skip all the way back home.
That of course was something my physical body was not quite capable of – yet – the energy flowed within me.
Just a couple of hours – a couple of miles walked at a leisurely pace – all tiredness gone – truly renewed in body and spirit.
I am so thankful that I had both the opportunity – and the privilege – to rise above my tiredness in this way – reminding me again – of how my day to day life can be transformed – by the renewing of my mind – as I drink in the beauty and peace of nature and connect with the One Who created it all.