Friday, December 30, 2011

One Simple Thing We Need

Last night I consider what a wise mentor once told me:  "Sometimes your most spiritual activity might just be taking a nap."

I'm so tired I feel sick.  I'm so tired my head hurts and everything in the world seems wrong and terrible and nothing will ever feel right again.  I hate everything, and my whole entire life is falling apart.

My husband reminds me that after a good night's sleep, I'll feel refreshed again.

The funny thing about getting a good night's sleep is that it works.  When life feels overwhelming and impossible, maybe we just need a good night's sleep.  I think about what happens to my children when they don't get enough sleep.  The simplest tasks (putting on shoes, brushing teeth, buckling a seatbelt) dissolves them both into puddles of tears.  

Go to bed, my sweet child. You'll feel right in the morning

Living with flair means we sleep.  Call it sleeping with flair.  It's a simple challenge to take care of a simple need before we try to conquer the day.
What's keeping you from a good night's sleep?


A Die Hard Fan said...

The thing I love about this post is how true it is, but how I never even realized it! At night, I'm always worrying! Even about things that seem so silly. I worry about loneliness and the upcoming semester and not fitting in, I worry about not getting enough exercise in and gaining that "freshman 15", and I worry about if I am even spending my time doing the right things! It's funny how mornings are so much calmer- happier. I will definitely take this post to heart and stop worrying!

Thank you Heather!

Robin @ Pink Dryer Lint said...

Wise and true.  We have a phrase in our family: "The difference between hope and despair is often a good night's sleep."

Hope you're feeling better after the rest!

Roberta Beach said...

About twice a year, I take myself to a motel. No dogs, no fur, no AM wake up call. I close the blinds and sleep deeply - unlike at home. The $ cost is dear but priceless at the same time :). 

cindy keen said...

I adore reading your "snippets" on life's journey.

Live with Flair said...

Thank you, Cindy!  I love that you call them snippets!  That's what they are! 

Live with Flair said...

Roberta, you are a GENIUS!  Why isn't everyone doing this for themselves!?  I'm thinking I need to schedule this! 

Live with Flair said...

I love this quote.  I am tweeting this quote. 

Live with Flair said...

I hear ya!  I DID gain then freshman 15 by the way.  It didn't destroy my life :)