Yesterday was good. I get out a bit earlier from work now which is awesome! In kind of an uncharacteristic move I decided not to turn on the TV. Instead I started dinner and sat down one the couch with the Ensign magazine. I love reading the Ensign and I need to do it more. Reading those words is so encouraging to me. Afterwords I decided to write in my journal. It was so rejuvenating to just sit in the quiet.
I think for the rest of September I am going to take 30 minutes a day just to myself to sit calmly and quietly and do something just for me. I really think it will help bring down my anxiety levels. Not that I have as much to worry about as other people – but I have had trouble sleeping the last couple of weeks. Last night though I was able to really sleep deeply and I felt a lot better today then I have lately.
I think we need the quiet to be able to connect with ourselves, but more importantly Heavenly Father. Even if we aren’t doing anything wrong – just being busy all the time can keep us from feeling his presence in our lives. And I NEED his presence.
I have also been really thinking about service lately and how I need to give of myself more freely. That is how you grow as a person I think. It’s a great way to develop talents, make new friends, and just feel better about yourself as a person. I am grateful to have such great examples in my life of service. So, here’s to a great month everybody! And to fall – my favorite season!