For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Matthew 17:20

Today is the last day of the Week of Hope/Faith in this Advent Season. I woke up exhausted. By this time of year, I often deflate like a balloon and all I want to do is watch Christmas movies in my PJs in bed.

Since it is only the 4th of December, it is rather unlikely that I can spend the rest of the season in PJs eating comfort food.

Not sure what to do about my tiredness and how to find balance between utter laziness and the workload staring at me in the face, I decided to sit in meditation for a while and see what happens. As soon as I closed my eyes, I had a thought to look into my Daily Word booklet. Today’s Daily Word says :

I bless myself with rest.

WOW! How appropriate! But how? What would feel like ‘blessed rest’ for me? Staying in bed is cozy but it is not actually restful for me. I only do that when I am shattered and just want to shut the door on the world. Rest is actually active for me. It is a beautiful day today. Chilly but sunny. How about a long walk somewhere in nature!

With the lockdown I have been confined to my desk and my computer screen for long months now. I only go out to do some shopping.

Nature usually allows me to replenish and refresh my senses. I have strangely forgotten it. The garden is sleeping now so it cannot offer fun outdoorsy playful time any more. I did not even realize what a hermit I have become again.

What would feel blessed rest for me now?

A few hours later …

Tarra! The answer came rather unexpectedly! I remembered that I am stuck at a spring water basin. Why don’t I go to one of the nearby Wellness-Spa Centres?

And os I did.

What is my TIP for today?

RELAX AND HAVE SOME FUN! Trust that all is well while you are taking time out to replenish.