I felt so out of control and really had to fight against those winds in order to just keep still and upright. Fight to keep still? Does that all sound familiar? It does to me. All week I fight to keep my stillness, my structure, my routine. Yet when the winds of life take full force, I go head first into those gusts which leave me windblown and worn-out.
How do we protect ourselves from this? How do we dodge those winds? How do we build up stamina to hold strong against it? Am I being too “rhetorical” here? haha.
Let’s reflect on that….
Last Friday I talked about taking some time to rest, recover, and regain strength. But what it all boiled down to (for me personally) was stillness.
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance.
Stillness meant living in the present, regaining that time blow away from the week. It meant focusing on loving my husband and being still in his presence. It meant just being there. And you know what I found?
STRENGTH, CALMNESS, MY HEART AND SOUL!
I was actually dodging the winds here. Sadie and I sat under the rocks by the lake and watched the hubs swim the 2.4 mile Open Water Race.
This was a last minute race to test his speed and endurance before next weekends big race. The competition……well, can you guess who’s in the Livestrong Suit?
A little warm up and stretch before the gun goes off…..
A handshake of congratulations after.
The results? I’ll leave that up to you to read here.
As for us, we continued on with our time (stillness) together with a little post race celebration.
If you look real closely, you can see that tall glass of Guinness behind my glass of wine.
So tell me friends. Are you windblown? Did you find recovery? Or rather did you find stillness? Mushy is my middle name this time of year, so come on and share!
Cheers to a Calm Tuesday!
I have lots of more wonderful heart and soul pictures from fellow bloggers. I would like to share them with you all. Would you like to see them? I promise they will make your heart smile.