Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning
What do people get for the toil & anxious striving with which they labor under the sun?
AUTHOR: REBECCA ONDOV The noisy clatter of the keyboard filled the room as I typed , trying to catch up. My work load soared off the charts. Last week I ‘d tuned my schedule and gained several hours by consolidating errand. At the end of each week, I accounted for every minute. I was wound up like a clock. I sensed Sunrise , my golden retriver , walk behind my chair. I ignored her. I was dog-sitting a friend’s , Shanny, so that I would work and Sunrise would have Shanny to play with.
A long, exasperated whine issued from Shanny. I twirled around looked, then laughed. Sunrise had formed a body block between Shanny and me; she didn’t like the other dog to get any of my attention. Both dogs stared at me with their big, sad brown eyes . My heart ached. My heart ached. I hurt the dog’s feelings.and last week I’d snapped at a friend. I’d been letting work consume my life and snuff out friends, fun, and even the dogs.I stood up and scooted Sunrise to the side. Shanny barged in alongside me, and I scratched both dogs ears. I had some rearranging and apologizing to do, but first I put a big X on the calendar for the next couple of hours. I needed to refuel, so I wasn’t wound so tight.
Lord when I get totally that are precious to me….Amen zoned out on work,
remind me to use the body -blocking technique to guard relationships that are precious to me.