Monday, January 17, 2011


How do you re-charge?
I've been thinking alot about this lately.  But one of those treasured talks with a friend over a piece of pie really made me think.
Our life is so full and busy.  I have always loved it this way.  Our 3 kids and church family keep us going all the time.  I always thought I thrive on this schedule.
I'm not sure if it's my age or the fact that I have friends who are more tuned into their bodies, but I have come to realize (through lots of heart-to-heart talks with my girlfriends) that I don't necessarily thrive on this schedule.
Although I love all the activity, I also need to re-charge.
Back to the talk over a piece of pie - I had one of those "ah ha!" moments when my sweet friend, Amy, told me the way a person recharges indicates if she's an introvert or extrovert.  I had never really thought about how I re-charge.  I was pretty sure I was an extrovert...until I really thought about it. 
I've always been pretty sure about how my kids re-charge.  I had to figure this out to survive raising these 3 healthy kids!
Hannah is my "on the go" daughter.  She doesn't want to watch television or hang out at home.  It's relaxing to her to wander through Walmart or to run errands.
Eli is my "I need at least 1 day a week to veg" kid.  He needs at least 1 full day a week to sit on the sofa in his shorts and love the remote.  He barely moves for 16 hours.  When he wakes the next morning, he's raring to go!
I'm still trying to figure out how to re-charge Abi.  She's such a happy and content kid.  I'm not sure if she needs to be re-charged :)
Now, back to me.  How do I re-charge?  I now know.  I really, really know. 
A walk, every single day.
Quiet time with Jesus.
A heart-to-heart talk with a friend over a piece of pie in the corner of a local bakery :)


Amy said...

Love you, friend. Next time it's my treat. :)

Danielle said...

We have so much to do and so much to process! We might have to make it a weekly event :)