September started off strong with sunshine, time in the garden, lots of puppy snuggles, and a trip to southern Wisconsin for a wedding. So many good memories that first week of September, and then I got sick…
The rest of the month became a chance to receive grace, rest, and healing. Instead of celebrating the harvest season, adventures with family and friends, and soaking up the last few days of Summer; I rested, napped, and recovered. Being sick has always been my personal “classroom”, a place where I learn about myself and surrender my expectations.
And I always come back to the same lesson; we are more than what we accomplish or do. There is much more to life than hustling so hard it takes sickness to slow you down. It’s a lesson I have been learning too often as of late, but in His grace God is a gentle teacher.
So my friends, if you find yourself in an unexpected classroom of life, don’t give up or be discouraged. The Creator of the Universe is waiting for you with open arms to give you rest. Rest, forced or chosen, doesn’t come easy. Yet when we carve out time to lie down (on the inside as well as the outside) it is a space of grace and goodness, especially in the times of uncertainty. And I think we all could use some grace these days.
Monthly Action Items
- Prepare for Koselig Retreat (End of the Month)
- Frostmas Celebration Meal
- Clean up the Gardens (Home and ZA)
- Make Applesauce!
Weekly Action Items
- Support my immune system with salt room or sauna!
- Fall hike and/or dog park.
- hope*writers circle (Fridays)
- One-on-One time with Family/Friends
- Journal (mid-day reset)
- Gratitude before bed
- Nourish my body (good food and move!)