I have been sitting on my couch all day. It’s not normally something I am proud to admit. But, I have been sitting on my couch all day. I have nothing to show for myself today.

I didn’t even make the bed.

Sure, there were plenty of places I wanted to be today and plenty of things I should have been doing. But the rest of my family had other plans and I lacked the motivation. On days like today it’s a really good idea to stay away from Facebook and Twitter.  I care about you, Dear Reader, so this is just a tidbit of information for your well being. Whatever you do when you lack motivation and your day is not going the way you wanted it to DO NOT GET ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Everyone else’s life is always better than your own on social media. And no one else ever spends an entire day just sitting on the couch. Ever.

I did not heed this advice and now I am feeling guilty and isolated from sitting on my couch. Because all those things that I wanted to be doing with my friends are all plastered all over social media. I can not believe they have a life without me. I bet they are all talking about how they are glad I am sitting on my couch and not hanging out with them. I should probably just stay here tommorrow too. No one would miss me.

But tomorrow is my favorite day of the week. Sunday. If I stay here tomorrow I won’t get to see all those friends that are out without me right now. Sundays, even though they leave me exhausted as a KidMin, fuel me for the rest of the week. They are the culmination of everything I have done all week. All the prep, planning, nurturing and caring that has led me to sitting here on my couch, unmotivated  resting.

Maybe it’s not such a bad idea this rest thing. Maybe I should take a selfie for my Instagram of me just sitting on my couch so people go, “Hmmm, that looks nice. I wish I could spend a whole day with nothing to do. I wonder what that would be like?” I could start a revolution of people who felt good about themselves for taking a break and not always being on the go. Just imagine if we all took the time to let the dust settle before we started cleaning it again.

Me. Sitting on my couch. Blogging. At least I got dressed today!
Me. Sitting on my couch. Blogging. At least I got dressed today!

We could enjoy our children’s laughter because we wouldn’t be shoving them out the door. We could enjoy our spouses conversation because we didn’t have a meeting to get to. We could rest our minds, hearts and spirits by taking the time to reflect rather than spending the time on projects.

Yeah. I like it. And it kinda makes me wish that all Saturdays could be this way.

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Bethany Donham

Bethany E. Donham is married to her high school sweetheart and the mother of two beautiful teenage girls. She is a full time Minister to Preschoolers and Families, but has a passion for guiding others to see the world with a Biblical perspective through her writing.

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