I am not sure if you have noticed but I have not been posting on my blog for quite a while now. Aside from the fact that I had been sick, it’s just, I needed time for myself. A time to rest.
On my most recent trip to the beach, I have discovered something that I never would have thought about in a fast paced environment. I realised that I needed to slow down and just stop and smell the flowers. If that makes sense. The smell of fresh salt water, the toasting of my skin under the sun, and the carefree lifestyle of the people that I have met on this trip has left me in awe and wanting more. I needed rest. It came to a point where I was rushed to the Emergency Room, and it was the scariest moment of my life. Right then and there, I made a decision to slow down. I needed rest.
So for the past few months, I have been resting. It has been quite a slow paced lifestyle, and to be fair, I was not really used to it. I was used to hustling. Now, with the help of my family and the people I am closest with, I have been back on my feet again and ready to take on the world.
Needing to rest is, not at all, a sign of weakness. To be honest, it can shown as a sign of strength. Putting yourself first is always a great thing to do. If you keep on putting others first without noticing that you need to rest or you need that same amount of love you have been giving others, it can be quite a challenging thing. Nobody is going to love and care for yourself better that you. Rest, every once in a while. I urge you to do it. Believe me, it is mind blowing.
On my last few weeks here in the Philippines, I am slowly getting out of my rest, and slowly starting to get back to work. I am excited, and I cannot wait to see where my journey will take me.
Rest, for it is good for you. You will thank yourself (or even me) once you do it. Believe me.
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”
Proverbs 15:1 NIV