Blah Days

quiet benches

... and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life.  1 Thess. 4:11

I don't know if you have had them.  I'm guessing you have.  Those in-between days .. the ones where I feel neither really good - nor bad.  The days when I want to do something productive, but don't free quite good enough to actually do anything.

Sometimes these are the most difficult days.  There is so much I'd like to do or want to do - or sometimes even need to do (think housework) but I can't quite get to the doing part.

Those days drag on.  How to fill up those days?

I remember when I was so busy with life that I barely had time to turn around. Those days are long gone.

I'm realizing that the "emptiness" I feel sometimes is a result of feeling that I should be busy doing something - that I am accomplishing nothing when I just exist here in my recliner.  It dawns on me that I am getting stuck on the "doing" part of life, rather than the "being" part.

              Romans 15:4

It's hard for me to just "be."

Living quietly.

Maybe these days aren't as empty as I think they are.  Maybe these are the days that are filled with a blessed quietness.

So today, I am allowing myself to simply feel the quietness of it all.  It feels odd.  Wrong.  Simply accepting that this is a blah day.  Not looking to what I could be doing or should be doing.  My body is saying "no" and I must respect that.

It's interesting that Scripture tells us to make it our ambition to lead a quiet life.  The life I wanted to live was filled with activity and travel and accomplishments.   Maybe for me, it would me more accurate to say to make it my ambition to accept my quiet life.

The more I think about it - days like today - what I would call a blah day are, in reality, a quiet day.

And that makes it a good one.

Father God, I pray that you can bring each of us to a point of acceptance for where we are in our lives. If we are living 'blah' days, help us to see them as quiet days that are precious in Your eyes.  Amen and amen.


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