Day Two of practicing self-discipline and I haven’t fallen off balance … yet. Daniel came home from school sick, so we are loafing at home today. I admit I was happy to skip work. It was wonderful to see my students and their Christmas decorations draping fourth grade (still staying up by the popular nine-year-old vote), however, my body is lazy and tired … Snap out of it!
|Chillin' with my sickie|
I realize to avoid snacking, my hands, and mind must stay busy because I’m a high energy gal. Funneling my “oomph” is key. THIS is where my busy body finds a solution in the simple joy of puzzle building.
If I want to eat junk (call me Candy Queen), I puzzle.
If I want a glass of wine, I puzzle.
At the rate I feel temptation, it’s possible this Chicken
Puzzle be done in a week!
|Thanks Janet! Who knew the Baryard Strut is what I needed?|
Honestly though, it feels good to connect Baby Blobs of puzzle pieces to form a Big Momma piece. Not sure why, I do know that building a puzzle provides quiet time and a sense of accomplishment. On my living room puzzle table, I find peace and some back pain from hunching over. Like reading a good book, puzzling keeps me in self-discipline mode and brings balance to a busy life that’s hungry for restored steadiness.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of
power and love and self-control
2 Timothy 1:7