The cloudy days of late autumn and winter have always had an adverse effect on me. On cloudy days, I am always tired, rarely productive, and tend to default to scrolling through social media for hours on end. I had one of those days this past week. It is so frustrating because I begin the week with all these plans for productivity!
Of course, it might not be the weather. It could be hormonal. It could be the waning of the moon. Part of my job managing my Facebook page, Donalacasa: The Lady of the House is to find articles to coincide with my daily theme. Many of those are homemaking ideas. Do you ever get the feeling that you have all these ideas but not the resources to actually carry them out?
I'm trying to learn to work with this season and not against it.
I belong to a group on Facebook that opted to become pen pals in real life. It's great because you can share things OFF of social media. It is also something retro to do, which is always fun. Most of the pen pals I chose from the list of self-descriptions were ladies of "a certain age." I have no problem sharing with older or younger ladies, but when there are things happening to your body in a certain season of life, it's easier to discuss with someone who has been there, done that. I even had to laugh at myself when watching an episode of Dr. Who last night. One of the characters asked Clara if she thought that with so much happening, if she thought it was a sign of the end of the world. Clara, without skipping a beat, said, "You think that because you're middle aged. No offense, but people who are middle aged always think the world is about to end." I think there may be some truth to that. I remember my grandparents being middle aged and their conversations were always about everything bad that was going on. The sounded as if they didn't think I'd ever make it to adulthood and yet, here I am -- middle-aged.
Anywho, I was sharing with one of my pen pals about my energy level. I was always a night owl, but now I value all the Psalms and Proverbs that speak of getting an early start on the day.
(Psalm 88:13 ISR98) "But I, unto You I have cried, O YHVH, And in the morning my prayer comes before You."
(Psalm 92:1-2 ISR98) "It is good to give thanks to YHVH, And to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High; To declare Your kindness in the morning, And Your trustworthiness each night,"
(Psalm 110:3 ISR98) "Your people volunteer in the day of Your might, In the splendours of set-apartness! From the womb, from the morning, You have the dew of Your youth!" [KJV says "from the womb OF the morning." I like that.]
(Psalm 130:6 ISR98) "My being looks to YHVH. More than those watching for morning, watching for morning."
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