Tired and not feeling well today. I’ve plodded through the have-to’s including school planning and basic chores. It’s hard to rest when so many things remain undone. Unfortunately, even this blog feels like an obligation today, but a deal is a deal.
Why is it so hard to show ourselves a bit of grace. When our kids are little and cranky, we don’t hesitate to put them down for a nap. If a family member is feeling sick, I’m all about shooing them to bed for some down-time. However, when its me, I tend to want to push through and keep going. I don’t know why. It’s not that the earth would quit spinning if I stopped for a bit. It might be that I’m elevating my own importance – I don’t want to find out that the family would be just fine without me for a short time.
What if it’s because it’s easier to be nice to the people I love than it is to be nice to myself. Something to think about…right after I take a nap.