Friday, November 9, 2012
The problem with quiet~~FMF Post
Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker at tales from a Gypsy Mama does what is called a Five Minute Friday. 5 minutes to write without abandon about one word that she gives us.It is fun! I encourage you to try it out.
There is a lot of info about how quiet time is needed and important. I am not opposed to quiet time. I know I need it when searching scripture or praying.
However, quiet time, for me can be bad. If I am not busy, I focus on what I don't have instead of being grateful for what I do. I am trying to break out of this horrible habit (and self-pity is so ugly).
Boredom is dangerous for me. It leads to loneliness which causes my emotions to spiral downward. I am a social person. I love to converse with others (which is why it is so hard for me with my son who is severely speech delayed).
So, I got very excited when I was putting things in my calendar. Not only will I have things to do, but I am hoping it leads to some new friendships for me, my son, and my husband.
Maybe God has had me go through this season of quietness/boredom for a reason. Maybe it is my own fault. I don't know.
If you can, please pray that we do make connections with people. I would love play dates for my son so he can make friends.