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Monday, May 14, 2012

A Penny For Your Thoughts - Blissful Exhaustion

I guess you can say I’m exhausted, but not in the way that makes me want to cry and scream and throw a tantrum.  I think there is a blissful exhaustion.  You pour everything you have into those around you, and you walk away feeling like there is nothing inside of you, except utter love for those amazing people.  This weekend was exhausting.  In the best way.  I spent time with people who are so dear to me, and did my best to be 100% present with them.  As a result, I came out needing a recharge day – which I don’t really get, but sometimes blogging about it helps!

Normally, I would apologize for not giving you as much of a blog as usual, but today I want to spin this so it is an encouragement to you.  Giving all of yourself attention at all times is necessary to feel whole.  Seems counter intuitive right?  Think deeply about how present you are with people.  Sure, we all check our phones and interrupt each other, but are you dialed in to their heart and emotions and what their words mean.  Get there, or you are wasting your time.  Work against being a surface person, dig deeper with those who you feel connected to.  The best friendships and relationships are those that show real present concern for the others hearts desires, which you can only be in tune with if you are truly there with them in body and in mind.

I had a wonderful weekend being with people.  If you asked me about other items, I could tell you how delicious the food was or how wonderful the weather was.  I would tell you about the camp site I stayed at one night or the beautiful flowers we got Bill’s mom and grandma for Mother’s Day, but the truth is, it is all about being with those people that matters.  My friends, my sisters, my new family, and so many more filled up my weekend with joy.  It was a lovely one people, and there will be many more to come!

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