Day 221- Thankful for renewed energy

A while back I finally started feeling better after a couple of weeks of weakness and fatigue. At the same time, we had beautiful weather, so I got out in the garden and pulled the overabundant mint that was attempting to take over everything. The next day I got out in the flower garden which was sprouting lots of little trees and took care of business!

One side of the flower garden was also getting swallowed up by a vine that was encroaching way too fast on the surrounding flowers. I know I said I love green, but I don’t like the green bullies that overpower the rest of the plant world. They have their place, I’m sure, but it’s not in my garden. (Not to mention that I don’t care for other types of bullying in the animal and human kingdom, either.)

It was so good to be able to get so much done after not having the energy to do much for an extended period of time.

Since then, I’ve cleaned a large portion of the laundry area of the basement, traveled to take my son back to college, started homeschooling my daughter for her senior year, and taken care of some medical issues that had been put on hold. I’m now trying to catch up on blogging, too.

Today I’m thankful for energy to get things done.

I’m thankful that I feel better.

I’m thankful for better days that have come.

And I’m thankful that God understands my weakness and loves me just as much in my weakness as in my strength. Any strength I have is a gift from His hand!

What about you? Are you thankful for energy to get things done? Do you ever feel like there’s just too much to do and not enough time or energy to do it? What kind of things get pushed off to the side when you are too busy or fatigued? Are you thankful for the gift of strength that God has given you you?

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13 thoughts on “Day 221- Thankful for renewed energy

  1. I can relate to this as for more than a year I have been fighting an infection that has left me with limited energy. It has only been within the last month that I have felt my energy returning after another intensive round of antibiotics. I am now so much more appreciative of being able to do tasks like gardening and things around the house. Prayers for your continued strength.

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      1. My eldest 23 yr old, is back in the dorm, studying radiology.
        My girl — 16 is very self sufficient — she wants to do medicine.
        My Snooks – 8 needs the re-directing and the help, so we are in school all day, lol. now we are teachers.

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        1. Wow! That’s great that your two oldest want to go into the medical field!
          Yes, my daughter is fairly self-sufficient in most of her work. But there are certain subjects she needs help with. She is learning how to write research papers right now, and that is something she needs a bit of help with for now, all the technicalities of writing note cards and outlines and bibliographies and such.
          God bless you and give you grace and peace as you teach your eight-year-old.

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