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Changing the Meaning of my "Me Time"

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I recently read a blog that completely rocked my world. Rocked it to the core. It gave me an entirely new perspective. It spoke truth to me, truth that I've never heard before, but desperately needed to hear.

It was about 'me time' Sounds simple enough. We've all heard that 'me time' is great and wonderful. Ever mother should get me time, to calm and recharge. Who can give more to other is there's nothing to give? Right?

Yes, but there's difference.

It's kind of like eating. Not all calories are created equal. If you eat crap all day you will feel like crap. But if you fill up on healthy, whole foods you will feel healthy and whole! Ever notice how empty calories make you feel just that... empty. Longing for more. Guilty for what you just ate. Bummer that you couldn't do better. But those treats are still calling you from the kitchen. (Come on, I'm not only one that has food talk to them, am I?)

This is like what traditional 'me time' does. I might get 30 minutes to myself, then I'm slapped back to reality. There are still dishes to be done, and diapers to change. Kids are still screaming and the laundry is still piling. So many times my 'me time' has just left me empty and longing for more.

Then, I read this blog, by Amy from Raising Arrows:
www.raisingarrows.net/20
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So, I am now changing my 'Me Time' into 'Him Time'. Only God can fill that hole. Only God can recharge my spirit. He brings me peace, He brings me comfort, He brings me strength! God is the one who has called me to be a stay at home mother that homeschools. He along has put me into this position, and He will provide ALL of my needs. That includes rest, comfort, recharging, energy. Everyone needs a break. But what we fill ourselves with will determine how we feel afterwards.
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TERRIJ7 11/2/2012 4:07PM

    I love the Old Schoolhouse Magazine! What a fabulous article and a perfect analogy regarding filling our bodies with junk food and filling our free time with junk! Either one will leave us unsatisfied and hungry for more.

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RAIN454 10/29/2012 11:36AM

    Love it. "Him Time". So true.
P.S. Food talks to me too...lol...all the time actually :)

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REWIND3 10/29/2012 8:58AM

    Wow! That is a fabulous perspective & one that is so timely for me. Love it & will put to practice immediately.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 10/29/2012 6:43AM

    You are exactly right! When my me-time is about Him, and I spend it learning/reading devotionals, etc, it is a re-charge, a comfort, and I'm at peace. Thanks for sharing!

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AEHEGE 10/28/2012 9:00PM

    Thanks for sharing this. You have it right. Beautiful thoughts!

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JEM0622 10/28/2012 5:34PM

    Thank you for sharing the blog!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 10/28/2012 5:14PM

    Thank you.

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SAASHA17 10/28/2012 5:08PM

    So true. Thanks fr sharing

Manasa

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JO88BAKO 10/28/2012 5:01PM

    I like your blog. My children are grown and I am retired, but I remember so well wondering if I would ever have time for myself or even be able to go to the grocery store by myself. Good for you for taking time for yourself. You need to take care of yourself in order to take care of others. Good luck on the rest of BLC 20. Hope you are enjoying it. I am. Have a blessed day.

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 10/28/2012 4:38PM

    Wonderful post today!! Thanks so much!

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LADYJ6942 10/28/2012 4:38PM

    Very true, good luck

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