Enjoy is the #FiveMinuteFriday word for this week. Some of you may be thinking, How can I enjoy anything? My life is so messy right now. If we take our focus off our circumstances, we can look for beauty and give thanks. Things won’t magically get easier, but our perspectives will change. I know my days have been busy, but I am trying to find things to enjoy.
Lately the weather has been nice but tainted with smoke from some of the wildfires in NC and SC. Today the smoke is not bad and my husband and I enjoyed sitting on the porch to eat our lunch.
Earlier this month I went to Deeply Rooted. You can read about my time there in THIS POST. While there I started a weaving project in one of the creativity workshops. I brought the materials home and finally got some time to work on it. If you want to find a great stress reliever and enjoyment at the same time, try weaving. There are several You Tube videos that come up when you do a google search.
The fee included materials for the workshop. We were allowed to bring home as much as we needed. I wasn’t sure how I was going to finish it, so I chose a variety of yarns, dried flowers, other earthy objects and string.
Never would I have believed how much enjoyment it could bring until I actually spent time on it.
Finally, today I completed it and was able to get it off the loom. Here is the finished product.
My five minutes are up, but I just want to encourage you to spend some time doing things you enjoy. We all need to find ways to relieve stress. Everyone seems to get busier during this time of year, especially moms. It’s easy to forget to care for ourselves when we are busy with activities and caring for others. Remember that you are important, too. Take time out of your busy schedule to rest and refocus.
I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #FreshMarketFriday, #DanceWithJesus, #SittingAmongFriends, #LMMLinkup, #Faith’nFriends, #inspirememonday, #Glimpses, #TeaAndWord, #TestimonyTuesday, #CoffeeforYourHeart, #threewordwednesday