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enjoying the stillness of saturday mornings

The past few weekends have been fairly quiet for us. Believe it or not, that’s been hard on me.

Friday afternoon hits and if I don’t have specific plans to do something or go somewhere that night, I feel like it’s not really the weekend. It’s just another weeknight.

Saturday morning hits and I wake up and want to go to the farmer’s market and get breakfast and coffee, then go shopping etc. etc. etc.

Saturday evening hits and repeat.

What’s wrong with this picture?

I’m such a busybody. I like having plans and I like making plans. This is not new news, but the hard part is, husband is the opposite.

I’ve previously written a post about being spontaneous instead of planning my life away. This is not that post. This is a post about being okay with the stillness, the simpleness, the quiet times in life.

The past few Saturdays we’ve had plans in the evenings, but nothing during the day. I wake up and think about what I can do all day, worrying it won’t be productive if I don’t really do something. But then I stop myself. Why do we feel like we have to be busy to have a good weekend? Do we have to go in to work Monday and list off all the things we did to prove it?

I’m learning to enjoy the quiet, especially while we don’t have kids. The past few Saturday mornings have been beautiful. I sit, and sip coffee, and read, and work on my blog. There is beauty in the stillness. I don’t have to be constantly going somewhere or doing something to enjoy my day, because when I sit and do these things, I realize how gratifying they actually are. Yes, I may have some FOMO (fear of missing out) every now and then, but that’s okay. I’m doing things for me, to re-energize me.

Happy Saturday morning, friends. I hope you stop the busyness and do something just for you today.
xo xo

One response

  1. Barb Nelson

    Love your insights about stillness. You must have been channeling the thoughts of a poet 3000 years ago who wrote of God, ” Be still and know that I am God!” Psalm 46: 10. Or maybe more contemporary poets such as the Eagles – “Learn to be still!” One of my favorites.

    September 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

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