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Weary World Rejoicing

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I'm tired. Exhausted.

Physically, I have too much pain, not enough sleep. Gravity seems to be working overtime, weighing me down. My body seems to be working against everything I'm trying to do. 

Mental and emotional exhaustion prevail as well. Dealing with my health, our finances, and not having the ability to think or reflect when I have the time is dragging me down. Knowing so many friends and acquaintances who are going through impossible things: death of a loved one; the severe illness or disability of themselves or a loved one; family upheavals; financial stress; and other life-consuming issues takes its toll on my mood. At times it's difficult to make it through each minute of each hour of each day. 


Simply put, I'm weary. So very weary.


And yet it's there - that glimmer, that ember of light that glows ever-stronger the more attention I give to it. That thing that helps me feel blessed and loved; that puts a smile on my weary face and fills my heart with song. T…