Are you looking at a long list of ‘to-dos’ today or maybe more accurately a list of ‘don’t want to-dos’ or ‘not enough time to-dos’? That’s pretty much where I am. If I am not careful I can soon switch into mean boss mode and start beating myself up for what I haven’t done or have done and failed at.
Recently I have been reflecting on a verse in Proverbs 11:17 which says that a person who is kind benefits themselves, but a person who is cruel harms themselves. It is easy to see that the world can never get too much kindness but it can also be easy to forget that when we are harsh to ourselves, we are also being unkind, or could we even say – cruel? Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28
Be kind to yourself this Monday. Follow Gods gentle way and add a little something to your to do list that brings you joy and then it is so much easier to sprinkle kindness into all the lives around you too.
Be encouraged 🙂
For me it will be a big cup of tea and either crochet or drawing or reading a good book. What has God given you that brings you pleasure that you can add to your to-dos today?