Ever have one of those weeks or months, heck even one of those years, where everything just seems to pile up slowly? The next thing you know you’re feeling completely overwhelmed and exhausted and a little hopeless? Yeahhhh… that was March and most of April for me. There wasn’t anything MAJOR, other than hubby being sick for 2 straight weeks, but lots of little things that just added up over time. There were lots of MAJOR things that happened to family, friends and blogging buddies. Some good, most not. With ever bit of bad news I could feel my soul being weighed down.
I needed a break. I needed to hear that miracles happen. I needed to hear about the good and hope and the wonderful happening for others. I needed just a little reminder…
It happened on a Tuesday, I had spent the most day with a friend, came home and took a nap. When I woke, I had absolutely NO desire to do anything on my ever-growing to do list. I wanted, no, I needed to do something a little different. Something that would feed my soul.
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade, a Caprese salad, a little Frank Sinatra via Pandora and the new Chicken Soup For the Soul – Miracles Happen. This was just the break I needed.
I needed to read the stories about seeming impossible situations turning around, the stories of miraculous provision, the reminder that the little things matter and that little miracles happen every day, I just have to remember to look for them. As the sun played peek-a-boo with the branches above me, I could feel that desperate, overwhelmed part of my soul start to be revived. I felt like a neglected part of me was coming back to life. This little picnic and calm, quiet moments to reflect and have my hope renewed was exactly what I needed!
I might even make this a weekly thing 😀
What do you do when the weight of life starts to pile up? How do you cope? What brings your soul back to life?