Welcome to a little Food for thought Wednesday. I could sit here and tell you about all the new food finds and summer meals we’ve been eating lately.
I could tell you about my new favorite NEW ZEALAND Sauvignon Blanc.
I could tell you about my recent Purely Twins Recipe I made and am obsessed with. Plantain bread with butter on top is awesome by the way!
I could tell about my strange but good Cotter Creations. There’s a salad underneath there somewhere.
But I think there is something else to be said here on this Food for Thought Wednesday. Something BIGGER. Something BETTER.
Seasons. But more importantly, YOUR SEASON and MY SEASON.
No, I’m not necessarily talking about summer, although that is the current weather season we are in. I’m talking about your season of LIVING.
I believe we all go through similar seasonal patterns. There is a season of DOING, a season of WAITING, and a season of UNDOING.
The Doing Season is one where we are actively making changes, putting our DREAM BIG plans into action, working hard, and maybe even creating new relationships on the way. I know several men/women who are in that stage now. Embracing it!
Then there is the WAITING season. The season where we make plans but have to wait to put them into action. The season where we need to practice our patience with others (in relationships), with ourselves, with our lives. It’s a season of thanksgiving. Are you there? Waiting for plans but knowing that your patience will PAY OFF. Being thankful for opportunities TO COME. Trusting God’s plan, keeping HOPE, FAITH, etc. I think this is an important character building season, one that cannot be rushed. Obviously.
And last but not least there is the UNDOING season. This is where I see many of us are today or NEED to be get there sooner versus later. We’ve worked hard, we’ve gone through many changes after patiently waiting for these changes, we’re physically, mentally, and emotionally DONE. NOT burnt out, just done. Therefore we need to UNDO that build up and REST!
We undo by working less, resting more, and spending time in solitude as well as with friends/family. We laugh, we play, we forget about the TO DO LIST. WE NEED THIS SEASON in order to get through the rest. We need to UNDO our mental tangles and focus on the day to day moments.
I’ve just come off a DOING season and I know I have another one coming in a few weeks or maybe even as soon as next month. Therefore I embracing a season of UNDOING NOW! I’m putting Healthy Bites on hold for a month or so.
I’m trying to sneak away for a little relaxation time (hopefully that will pan out). And I’m undoing the fast pace life we’ve been charging at the past few months. Still blogging, yes. I don’t blog but 3x a week, so it’s not a big deal. Still teaching classes, yes, but not subbing or do any EXTRA. Like I said, it’s needed in order to keep up with the other seasons. I’m not burnout, but I don’t want to get there. I don’t want to neglect what’s needed. Balance, right?
So here’s to FOOD for Thought Wednesday! A little WIAW with Mental Nourishment.
That’s my SEASON.
Do you know yours? Are you embracing it?