My soul and body were weary. Over the last couple of months I have come to realize that stress is real. Stress and an over-loaded calendar can cause spiritual and physical issues.
Over the previous twenty-four months I had opened a family practice, as a new nurse practitioner, built and opened a boarding kennel, cared for my youngest son through two tough surgeries and a life altering illness, along with my husband having two knee replacements and my father, who has dementia moving in with us. All of this, while trying to stay active doing God's work. Being mom to 14 rescue dogs, volunteering to take in emergency foster animals, running a free health clinic (two nights a month), and chairing the mission's committee at church.
Some days I woke up and did not have a clue what day of the week it was or where I was supposed to begin. I gained 10 lbs and lost muscle tone and flexibility. I let friendships go and found diversion from my responsibilities in social media.
Now, I am making smarter choices about how to spend my time. I am saying no to things I can live without and yes to things God has spoken to me about.
Over the next few weeks, I will share with you some of the information I have gained from the books I have read, the podcast I have listened to, and the ways I have found to find happiness and peace for my weary soul. The happiness that God wants us to have.
If you are looking for the happiness God wants us to experience check out this awesome group read at In-Courage Happiness Dare Book Club
Peace be with you,
~ Connie Kay A ~