Each week I have been going through The Seven Pillars of Health book, by Dr. Colbert. We have two pillars left to cover. The sixth pillar is about supplements and Dr. Colbert has given a very in-depth look at them. It is way too much for me to cover here, and I really hope you will just get the book and study up on it.
Next week I will cover the last pillar which is “Coping With Stress.” I think that will be helpful as we approach Christmas. It’s just a shame that a season that should be a joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth can lead to stress. (Only because the season has been made so worldly— with worldly demands.)
But today, I’m not taking a sick day, I’m taking an exhaustion day. I am so tired I can barely make my brain have a cohesive thought come out of it. Why am I so tired? Because others are doing their own “self-care”, and letting me pull the load of life by myself. Well, not totally by myself. I am constantly amazed how much strength and energy GOD gives me to make it through my days, and pick up the slack for others.
I tend to give grace to people. I know from scripture that I fall far short myself and constantly have to be reading my Bible and applying it every day. I get up at 5:00 a.m. and read for as long as I can before I have to start getting breakfast ready for my husband. And it is still not enough to keep me on the right track, especially if I’m dealing with “self-care” people.
I don’t say anything to these people because it is more stressful for me to deal with the backlash than to just do the extra work, and like I said, God is helping me get through these days.
But I’m going to say it here—because they don’t read this blogpost anyways…. ha ha.
Actually, I can’t.
It would be disrespectful, and God doesn’t allow me to do that. But it would be nice if I could.
So I’ll leave you with these verses that have been running through my head this morning: