I am dragging a bit this morning. I didn't feel the impact of daylight savings time yesterday but think it's hitting me this morning. I won't have the ability to go back to bed or take a nap today. I could let the fatigue drag me down today and complain about it all day (which is tempting). That would be unproductive though and set my mind on a negative path for the day. Instead I am going to...
Pause. Breathe. Pray.
This verse in particular is one of my favorites:
"Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28
Physical rest is needed but spiritual rest is just as, if not even more, necessary. Taking time to be still and rest my mind by meditating on a verse like this helps me see more clearly and not dwell on what isn't but embrace what is. I may not get to sleep until tonight but I can focus on having patience, endurance and strength to get through this day with a joyful heart. I am not perfect in this practice but I know living with this as my core today is more beneficial to all than being the cranky pants I could be.
I hope you get the rest you need today😊