Practice What I Preach

For weeks, I’ve written about the importance of self-care.  Now it is time for me to practice what I preach.  Deep sadness came to our family when our little granddaughter lived less than an hour.  We knew ahead of time.  I tried to prepare.  I underestimated the impact of one tiny little girl.  We said hello and goodbye in a single sentence.  I am grieving.  All the things I wrote about need to be put into  practice.  No one can tell me what to feel.  My sorrow is mine and I have the right to decide how I will handle it.  I plan to go tomorrow and listen to my favorite music Cast in Bronze.  I will allow my emotions to wash over me.  Today I stayed home.  I’m thankful I did.  I’m taking time to care for me.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

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2 thoughts on “Practice What I Preach

  1. I’m so sorry for loss and glad to hear you’re taking care of yourself. We live in a culture that tries to shame us into rushing through all our feelings and ‘get back to work’. Our feelings, our living, this is our work. I’ve been digging into Ecclesiastes for Lent and while it’s kind of brutal I’m finding a strange comfort in it. Wishing you comfort.

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