Many years ago when my husband and I went through counseling to try to firm up some sagging places in our marriage, our counselor told him that when he came home from work, my husband was not allowed to ask me what I had done that day.
We had small children at that point, and I was volunteering at our eldest’s parent-involved school 2 days a week. I was lucky to get dinner on the table each day.
I am not a high-energy person when it comes to physical labor. I can’t work in the hot Florida sun for more than about an hour before I’m just done. My husband can go on for hours at a time.
Sometimes I feel guilty for being inside in the air conditioning. Maybe I’m reading a book. Maybe I’m playing a mindless game. Or maybe I’m working on my computer, actually accomplishing something.
Wait, what was that I just said?
That’s exactly the problem. If I’m just resting or reading or playing, I have the mindset that I’m not ACCOMPLISHING anything.
And that needs to change.
There’s a saying: God made us human BEings, not human DOings.
Yes, there are chores that need to be done. But sometimes just BEing takes precedence.
This post is a part of the Five-Minute Friday link up. Join the fun! Today’s prompt is “done.”
Thank you for this reminder! I was just thinking “Augh! It’s almost 11am, and I haven’t DONE anything yet.” Erasing that thought and seeing time with writing friends and writing as valuable time spent.
Yay! So glad you could see the value of that. Thanks for stopping by!
I agree, it is far too easy to fall into defining ourselves by what we do instead of by who God says we are!
True, Lesley. And society doesn’t help. Lots of pressure from things like Instagram and Pinterest!