Today was a good day! I took a day off from work for a "me day" and went to a doctor appointment, ran errands that have been put off, and enjoyed the good company of my mom. It was defiantly good for my soul, especially my unhurried devotion time this morning. As I read I realized that I was meant to be reading this devotional at that exact moment! For months, our little family seems to be operating at "hold on for dear life" speed. I have been incredibly run down and my immune system has suffered for it. Here is a little from the devotional that grabbed my attention.
"Our bodies are created with a pace of their own. While disease, heredity or a physiological breakdown may throw that pace out of whack, more often than not our bodies are responding to the environment we create for them. If we create a fast-talking, hard-working, overindulging, clock watching environment for ourselves, overconsuming our physical and emotional resources, we can expect to feel lousy. It will become a way of life-the logical consequence. We are effectively choosing to create our pace of death."
(We're More Than Physical Creatures by Barbara DeGrote-Sorensen and David Allen Sorensen)
This reading combined with 1 Corinthians 3:17 got my attention and I knew we had to make a change. We are detoxing our home and part one begins with our attitude.
(image from The Pleated Poppy)
This is exactly what I have in mind for part one, establish a solid set of family rules and post them in the house as a daily reminder. When I say attitude I don't just mean keep the negativity to a minimum, I mean towards daily living. Making the right choices in priority, nutrition, actions, etc. We are a temple of the Holy Spirit, and we need to keep this front and center. Hubby and I have a date to sit down and write the rules of the roost this week. I will post the final project.
My personal goal is to take a little more "me time" and remember that if I am not good for myself, I can't be my best for others. Now, it's off to bed for some much needed sleep!