Sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves to live fruitful lives, we lose faith and end up collapsing under our own weight.
I love autumn.
Summer is so bright and intense, I wake up feeling obligated to go somewhere and do something. People are always asking, “What are your plans for the summer?”. There is pressure to have an exciting destination in your back pocket. The truth is I just want to eat lots of peaches, watch some good summer flicks and hang out at the beach in my flip flops.
Fall is more my style. It gets darker sooner and everything slows down. It’s the perfect time to be outside too, if you ask me. Take hiking. There’s a lot less dust and quieter, except for the sound of a crunchy trail blanketed with falling leaves. It’s hard to beat.
I wish I felt the same about my worries. All those things I juggle around in my head, I wish they could take a collective sigh, right along with nature.
It’s those plates I keep spinning. They wear on my heart and keep my soul busy.
If only I can shed them the way the trees shed their leaves. If only I could let one fall.
We weren’t originally designed to keep everything in play all the time…
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Thanks for this post today- I’ve been worried for the last 2 days- about upcoming news not knowing if it will be good or bad.
And my October -my fall- is beyond busy to the extent that I am looking forward to January just to get a break.
Many things this fall are out of my control but I can control how the stress gets to me. I’m working on that and praying through all of it. Plus am getting as much excercise as possible to work the stress out. :o)
Thanks again Bonnie!
.-= leanna´s last blog ..Sometimes its all I can do =-.
Wonderfully put Bonnie! Thanks for sharing your heart!!
I “gave up worrying” for Lent last Spring, and did great until I met up with a troubling situation just this week. How easily I gave in to taking up fear, instead of resting in the place of “be still and KNOW that I AM GOD”. I still have some work to be done in that area (apparently). 🙂
Keep up the great work…
Grace and peace…
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Awesome post girlie! Thanks for all the time you put in to writing these posts.You truly minister to me in each precious one. God’s sweetest blessings to you and your family.
Awesome post. I’m a juggler and organizer as well. I have such a hard time letting go. But just as many other ladies … I’m working on it. I’m going to share this with one of my sisters who I think can really use this perspective. Thanks
Bonnie: I had tried to comment over at inCourage but it wouldn’t let me. (Something about answering a question? But there was no question asked.) At any rate, what you have written has touched me. God has been trying to tell me to drop a plate or two… I pray that I might be able to figure out which plate should go!
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