Three weeks ago, I tripped on a sidewalk and went flying down onto my right hand and fractured my wrist. It’s crazy how quickly these things happen! I’m sidelined with my hand in a splint and unable to work til early November?It’s still hard to believe and
quite the challenge to slow way down and shift gears into “receiving mode” when I’m so used to being ultra-independent and being the giver.
Someone said to me early on, something along the lines of “everything happens for a reason.” Well I’m still not sure about that and have been grappling with maybe accidents just happen. Life sucks sometimes. Bad things can happen to any of us.
I love Kate Bowler, teacher at Duke Divinity School, podcaster and best selling author of “Everything Happens.” She got my attention by purposely removing “for a reason” and teaches life isn’t always bright and shiny. More importantly, we don’t need to deny, push down or explain away our disappointment and suffering. That’s a big one for me and probably a challenge for other eternal optimists out there as well.
While visiting college friends in Sag Harbor this past weekend, I saw a boat that stopped me in my tracks.
It called to me with the name - RESISTING A REST!
Wow oh wow ?Such a perfect play on words…
(haha ?resisting arrest)
How true it is!
Why is it so hard to slow down?
Why is it hard saying NO?
What does A REST look like for me?
What would A good REST do for me?
Why do I deprive myself A REST?
What does surrender look & feel like?
What is it that I want and need?
I don’t think I’m alone in this struggle…
Can anyone else relate?
Is it a cultural thing?
Why is REST a challenge?
Whatever it takes…
I am no longer resisting-a-rest!
It's only a couple weeks into my unexpected and forced hiatus. I’m catching up with friends and family plus planning a few getaways. I’m determined to make the best of this situation and find a silver lining.
Stay tuned as I turn these lemons life has thrown me into lemonade! ? ? ❤️
Whatever big challenges you’re facing, you’re not alone. I hope you’re surrounded and supported by others to lift you up and carry you through.
PS. So grateful for our above & beyond wonderful team at TT who are holding down the fort in my absence: helping to cover shifts and take care of our clients. I truly miss the hands on time and interaction with so many of you!