“I allow my life to be tidal. I allow my life to fill and empty
according to a plan higher than I might naturally perceive.”
~ Julia Cameron, Blessings
Fill and empty, just like my house with kids at holidays and school breaks. They come and go, bringing and taking the busyness of being their mama. Fill and empty, like the worries that breach my mind’s shore, as constant as the tides.
For years and years I was overwhelmed with work and kids and house. Several of those, aging parents in failing health were also in the mix. Now I’m rarely ever truly busy. I go to work, come home and do some chores before the evening stretches out before me. I journal, color, knit, read, sew and talk to my husband. Gardening season is very near.
It’s a lovely adjustment, a gift in which I constantly resist the temptation to think myself too lazy. A temptation drawn from some other faith than ours; a faith which treats weariness as a virtue and contentment as a sin.
Fill and empty, fill and empty flow the days. I am grateful for them all.
~ peace & prayers,