Reminding Busy Women to Let Our Lights Shine!

Dawn Tolbert | Writer
#366Days Emerge Faith Reflections Writing

It’s a cheeseburger and fries kind of week #366Days Day 5

cheeseburger and fries on plate

I had a couple of post ideas for today, but they were the kind of thing that takes energy — wittiness, being clever. To be honest, I’m not sure I have that in me today. [Please don’t stop reading here — I promise to try to come up with something!]

See, today I am tired. 

It’s been a get up early, stay up late, not home before 9 p.m. any night kind of week. I’ve rushed from bed to blog to shower to work to evening events to bed. There hasn’t been a lot of time for rest, for recovery. On at least two occasions, dinner has been passed through a window. Yep, it has definitely been a cheeseburger and fries kind of week.

The problem with that is I’m supposed to be eating healthier. My doctor hooked me up with a nutritionist who gave me a plan to stave off diabetes. I’ve been doing well: I’m down 12.5 pounds in about six weeks. But this morning, after my cheeseburger and fries kind of week, the scale had crept up ever so slightly. It’s the kind of warning sign that I need to pay attention to.

The problem with a week so full of busyness is that we miss important things. I’ve hardly seen my husband all week. Sleep has become more elusive because my mind isn’t rested before I try to shut it down — it’s like when the computer wants to keep installing those pesky updates. The wheel spins and spins and spins. That may be understandable from a computer-health standpoint, but when your brain is in full-on color spinning wheel mode at 2 a.m., it’s. just. not. fun.

I wish I could say that today would be restful. We have commencement at work (a fun day, for sure) after which I will be downloading and uploading photos. Then I need to leave early to meet Larry for an appointment and we’re off to his sister’s for a fun Christmas event — after stopping by the store for a couple of last-minute things. We’ll be out late again tonight.

So, does that mean I just need to expect to be tired another day? I think there’s a better way. Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” I’m going to take time to visit the One who makes all things new, the One who loves me and will never leave me. That’s way better for me than a greasy old cheeseburger every day of the week!


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