Because…Sometimes Rest is the Best Choice




Because, my eyes can barely stay open, after two and a half hours of sleep in the past three days.

I think I’m hitting the wall, but there’s just one more thing I can squeeze in.

Because 5 minutes of writing seems like a good thing to do, despite my heavy lids.

But, I confess it has been worth it.

All because the Doctor said “Bronchitis” and I had been dragging my weary behind around like a sad sack of potatoes.

When those meds went through me I was like Wonder Woman! I rearranged the living room, washed the floor, dusted, swept.

I was like non-stop Nellie meets the Energizer Bunny ON steroids.

But now I am feeling it…and I know rest is also good. Needful.

Because He Himself gives it.

Oh, Lord…balance these good medicines out for this daughter and give me your rest. It is good to get a lot done.

But, it is also good to rest.

May you also give rest to those souls who need it even more than getting their To-Do Lists done today, Lord.


Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31



And now I think I really am going to try to get some rest…Amen. Joining in with Kate and the girls…it’s been a while!



Additionally linking with Bonnie and acknowledging her beautiful prompt: Be Here Now…

and Missional Woman for Faith -Filled Friday

And Barbie’s Weekend Brew


Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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