a deep sigh of relief

We took a little four-day vacation this week, and I finally put my money where my mouth is: I turned off email, deleted social media from my phone, and reduced the noise and clutter. I filled the silent spaces with nothing but thoughts, prayer, books, and laughter. I let myself be bored and remembered that the world doesn’t always need me.

Verdict: it was good.

Isn’t that a humbling thought? The world can go on without us. Happy fall to you, friend, wherever you find yourself today. I sincerely pray the same for you–a deep sigh of relief in a manic and rushing world.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. –Matthew 10:29-31 (ESV)

2 thoughts on “a deep sigh of relief

  1. Sounds absolutely lovely. I did a little less social media as we were on extended network on our fall getaway, but I like your idea of deleting the temptation for the duration of the vacation. Glad you had such a refreshing time.

    1. Thanks Darcy. I actually couldn’t believe how ingrained in my daily routine checking my phone was–I had to stop myself several times from just going to my phone and “checking out.” A little humbling, I have to admit.

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