Time to take five minutes and write freely on a one-word prompt. It’s not perfect writing, but it’s perfect timing to let the words flow. We share our “masterpieces” at Kate Motaung’s place and encouragement follows.
I invite you to join us either on your own blog or in my comments section below. Five minutes. We all have five minutes to spare, don’t we?
This week’s word:
I have a friend who spoke life into me two years ago. She helped me see that I function and thrive better when I take scheduled breaks. She encouraged me to remove myself from my normal surroundings every three months.
What a difference that has made!
When I’ve done that, I’ve experienced wonderful breakthroughs in so many areas in my life. Burn-out is not existent, and joy continues to well up within me.
When I haven’t done that, well, let’s just say I become the not-so-happy Julie.
I’m thankful for this gift my friend helped me realize!
It had been almost nine months since my last break. And I could tell.
This one was much needed.
We had planned it for six months, and let me tell you, I couldn’t come soon enough.
Breaking away from my norm, relaxing, spending time in prayer, just taking time to breathe. It was perfect.
We just returned from this wonderful spring break vacation to Florida. I’ll be sharing more about it in future posts, but for now, let me just share that I’ve returned refreshed, renewed, and re-inspired.
Friend, when was the last time you took a break? When you’ve removed yourself from your current surroundings, your current schedule, your normal routine, to break away for a fresh perspective on life? I encourage you to do it soon. It doesn’t have to be a big getaway. A small break from the norm can make a big difference. You’ll be blessed, and God will bless the time you spend with Him while you take a break. Why not take a small one this weekend??
Happy Friday, friends! God bless you as you take a break.