4.25.2011

Poem : Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday

My heart is most thankful at the end of a day
when my appetite for life is deeply satisfied.
When working hands are stilled
stomachs filled
and eyes have cried the tears that say,
"this is my life - 
take it all from me"
because I know
that You are so much more adept
at making it beautiful.

How was your Easter weekend, friends? Mine was less about momentum with my blog and work and more about catching up on life at home since I've been so busy. I had time to rest, clean, make Easter dinner for my husband and a friend (steaks, roasted carrots and parsnips with a honey glaze, basil mashed potatoes), and - most important of all - reflect on my faith.

Sometimes stepping away from my work can go a long way toward recharging my creative energy - when I went to bed last night my mind couldn't rest without jotting a few thoughts into a poem after a whole weekend of no writing. I think sometimes putting our hands to work helps our minds rejuvenate. Today I'm ready to put my nose to the grindstone and get back to making plans, dreaming big, and writing.

What are the things that help you rest and refocus?

Mine: cooking and cleaning.


Much love to you on your Monday, friends.

4 comments:

Matt Weber said...

Rest and refocus? Poetry definitely - thanks for yours. And playing guitar - losing myself in music.

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Wonderful poem, so much warmth and it brought a smile to my face. As for me? Love to rejuvenate by spending time alone... usually cleaning the house, walking the dog, or just sitting still -works wonders! Great to hear that you got the rest that you needed. Yay, for breaks. xx veronika

Bethany said...

Thanks for the kind words, friends!

London Lisa said...

I too have been feeling the need to refocus. It's so easy to get distracted when you blanketed with a variety of messages all day. Still trying to learn how to rest and refocus but still be productive. (i.e. there has to be something more fruitful than watching copious amounts of TV whilst lying on the couch.)
Cooking does lovely though. Will have to try that next time.

Hope you enjoyed your Easter Holiday and are having a fantastic week. xo
(Thanks for linking me by the way. So kind!)

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