We decided we'd split the day into 3 parts. First, the morning run. Second, home for lunch with Reid to catch up on his goings on. After he left for work, my projects. Third, head to town to finish a few more errands.
Shadow was more than satisfied to stay at home with his buddy, Reid again. Tail wagging accompanied by happy panting.
So, return in hand, Whole Foods shopping list, and a plan to pick up Jeremy Camp's new book at Barnes and Noble invited us to part 3 of our holiday.
JERI: "Are you tired?"
DAVID: tiredly nodding yes.
JERI: "I don't think I can do tonight."
DAVID: "How 'bout we do a few errands around here and then head home?"
JERI: reluctantly..."Ooooookaaaay" heavy sigh.
The heavy sigh was only because I was really looking forward to our "part 3" adventure. I couldn't believe the tired hit out of nowhere. Nevertheless, I'm so thankful we obeyed are limits. It would have been too much.
Too much on the plate....Over doing it...
Biting off more than can be chewed...Spreading oneself thin...
Maxed out...Beyond exhausted...Zombied out...
Operating on auto pilot
You get the idea.
We're figuring out how much is too much for us in any way, shape or form. Whether it be visitors, outings, activities, tasks, or the day-to-day. The alternative to health, well-being, and joy is not an option. My digestion and immune system are still healing and I can't afford to trump my progress over the past few years. I've had enough "sick" days.
We still don't have it down pat. Time with God and in His word definitely plays the key part in understanding our limits.
Personally, I'm opting for still waters, slow flow, deep breaths, and mindfulness of my limits.
Colossians 3:15 ~ Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other.
Let's take some time to find how much is too much for us and our families?
I can't wait to "talk story" about what you have or are experiencing in this area.
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