No one likes to be told to stay home. Our lives in general are about being with others; sharing each others joys, sorrows, and so much more. So how do we manage?
In reality fresh air and sunshine is a good thing even when we are staying away from others.
What does life look like right now? The stores are restocking but many people are buying up more than they need. There’s whining about our favorite restaurants being shut down with pick up or delivery only. There’s moments when we decide to go out because we are tired of being stuck at home. Resist the urge to go shopping. Resist the urge to meet up with friends.
So what do we do? There is so much richness in our Sabbath time – our time apart. More time to write, to plan the summer garden, to tidy up the back of the cupboard, to read, to paint, to craft, and so much more. Of course most people’s ideas of a stay-cation are not about being home. What if we re-framed those thoughts?
What does staying home look like to you?
Today I am:
- knitting and spinning
- playing piano
- watching some classic movies
- spending time with Nick
- taking care of the bunnies
- household chores
But wait – this is a normal Tuesday for me.
What’s on your list today?
Stay safe and well dear friends of the earth. God bless.