Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Friday Five ~ Tuesday Edition

It's true. I have not been keeping up very well with my blogging lately. It's not that anything in particular is getting in the way... just the little things of life. But I could not pass up this great Friday Five. I love the term "extravagant unbusyness." Please excuse me for waiting until Tuesday. Better late than never!

RevGal Sally writes, "I am writing in my official capacity of grump!!! No seriously, with the shops and stores around us filling with Christmas gifts and decorations and the holiday season moving up on us quickly, for many the time from Thanksgiving onwards will be spent in a headlong rush towards Christmas with hardly a time to breathe.... I am looking at the possibility of finding little gaps in the day or the week to spend in extravagant unbusyness (a wonderful phrase coined by fellow revgal Michelle). So given those little gaps, name 5 things you would do to..."

1. care for your body

Sleep seems to be high on my list these days. Sleeping fitfully and waking up tired has become my recent pattern. Napping sounds good... for both body and soul!

2. care for your spirit

As I wrote in an earlier post, my morning devotions allow my 'soul catch up with my body.' I can't skip this important time between me and God just because the holiday craziness is approaching... or, should I say, especially because the holiday craziness is approaching.

3. care for your mind

Reading books of all kinds ~ novels, theology, church growth, biographies. I love to read and I need to make more time for it.... time during the day, that is, before I'm completely exhausted and ready to fall into bed.

4. bring a sparkle to your eye

Date night. Need I say more??

5. place a spring in your step

Nicky is the one responsible for the steps I take... the steps I take outside, at least, walking him around the neighborhood. I call him my personal trainer. Because of him I can do two miles in less than a half an hour. Woof!

Enjoy the time to indulge and dream.... and then for a bonus which one on the list are you determined to put into action?

Which one ? All of them I think. In fact, I think I will practice "extravagant unbusyness" as much as possible between now and Christmas. Anyone with me?

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