Be still

19 05 2009

Everything around me seems crazy these days.  Too much to do.  Not enough time, or energy.  Or desire.  We’re moving again and we’re trying to close on our house in IL at the same time, and there are a gazillion things that need to get done, but I have no control over it and that drives me absolutely insane.  It actually gives me heartburn.  I have finally let my worries give me a physical ailment.  You know you worry too much when your insides feel like they’re on fire. 

I just finished reading the most awesome book I’ve read to date.  Yes, ladies and gents, it is now #1 on the very short list of “Books I’ve Read (and Actually Liked)”  The book is titled “Cold Tangerines”  by Shauna Niequist.   She writes with delicious depth and great soul.  I could almost eat her words, and I’m sure it’d be the most delectable feast I’ve had the pleasure of consuming.  If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend you sit your patooty down for however long it takes, and read this book. 

The depth of the book is astounding.  I felt like my life was so much richer each time I read her words.  It has helped me realize the beauty in my every day life and I’ve realized how much depth my world has, and how much I can contribute to the world around me.  But in order to do that, I have to slow down.  I can’t worry about things that I can’t control.  I can choose to put it in God’s hands instead of wasting my energy and time worrying (which doesn’t do anything but give me more wrinkles.) 

There are so many wonderful things I could say about this awesome book, but it would take entirely too long, and I simply haven’t acquired the patience for writing more than a few paragraphs 🙂

Right now what I have to do is look into these eyes

Blue Eyes










And take it one glorious day at a time.




One response

10 06 2009

I just started reading that book at the beach last week. I really like it so far!

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