I wrote this poem last year, not only for myself but for others, especially those who are mothers with young children. I remember mid-afternoon to be a time when kids were fussy and I was tired. Often, I wondered how I would have enough strength to make supper and finish out the day. Maybe you can identify. I hope you enjoy my mid-afternoon thoughts.
When mid-afternoon is near,
Are you filled with cheer?
Or is worry creeping in
filling you with fear?
Lunch seems hours in the past.
Time is moving fast.
So much work left to be done
Will the daylight last?
Cannot take a break you say,
Work must last all day.
I say that you need a pause
taking time to pray.
Thank God for the morning sun,
and for things you’ve done
in the first part of the day.
Now take time for fun.
Thank God for His love for you
and your fam’ly, too.
Ask for strength to finish well
all you need to do.
Back to work when you’re refreshed
Know that you are blessed.
With joy prepare your dinner
Then take time to rest.
May you take time to pause today. Sometimes it only takes a few minutes to make a big difference in how the rest of the day proceeds. Would you pray this prayer with me?
Thank you for the gift of life. Thank you for sunshine and shadows.
May we take time to pause in our busyness to whisper a prayer of thanksgiving.
May we see You in the ordinary routines of our day.
Bless our lives and those of our families.
May we seek to glorify You in all we do.
In the precious name of Jesus, I pray.
What do you do to help you get through the day when mid-afternoon arrives and you are feeling out of energy? What do you do to help you get through the day when mid-afternoon arrives and you are feeling out of energy? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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6 thoughts on “Mid-Afternoon Thoughts”
I love this poem! It points to the key to this time of day. One of the things I often did when my children were very young would be to some days also take a short nap while they were napping! Those days are long gone, but even now when mid afternoon comes I have learned to give myself permission to take a little time to replenish my energy in whatever way works best that day whether it be in prayer, worship, napping, or sitting on the deck with a glass of iced tea taking time to enjoy the flowers we planted a month ago! Have a blessed day!
Thanks, Pam! I’m glad you like it and that you do take time to pause in the afternoon. I often do, but sometimes I just forget. I love the idea of sitting on the deck relaxing with a cool drink just enjoying the flowers. 🙂 Thanks for visiting and taking time to comment. Blessings to you!
Beautiful! I love this. I still have little ones at home so I take them to the park or go play in the back yard or ride bikes or do something to change the scenery a little bit! 🙂
Thanks, Christine! Changing the scenery always seems to help with little ones, doesn’t it? Often it doesn’t take much at all. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you!
Sometimes the “next thing” needs to be a rest, a power nap, a quiet repose to get through the rest of the day! I remember those days with three kids at home and it was non-stop UNLESS we, the mom’s, say no more, TIME TO REST!!!
Well said, Susan! I had to do that sometimes, too. Blessings to you! xo