Last night: happy hostess.

Today: happy-to-be-in-my-resting-chair.

Even though I am SO much better, my life is still a constant balancing act of activity and rest.

That’s ok. It’s where I am right now. It’s not a setback. Rather, it’s an acceptance of what is. And right now, big activity must be counter balanced with big rest. I’ve learned it’s the only way to keep myself balanced both physically and mentally. If I push myself too hard, I will, without question have a physical problem, a mental problem, or both.

I used to meet these mandatory rest days with frustration and resistance, but over time I have come to accept them with grace and tolerance (mostly). Time and experience have taught me that a time out is the fastest way to get back in the game. My husband calls it slowing down to speed up.

So, today I rest.

And if you’re wondering about the photo, my feet are wrapped in a heating pad which is extremely calming to me. It’s part of my typical rest regimen, which includes: lavender essential oil, calm meditation music on Pandora, something to read, and a comfy chair.

My wish for today is rest and kindness for all who need it.

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