Monday, February 10, 2014

Bed time

Where are you sleeping tonight?

If you are anything like me, you are sleeping in a comfy bed with your best friend pillow and comforter. One of my favourite things to do is sleep. There are not that many things that can compare with a good night sleep in a clean bed! I love to slip into a freshly changed bed, with clean sheets and pillowcases. As I prepped one of my favourite places at home it made me feel really grateful...



Do you have a bed time routine? This evening my routine included a nice warm shower, a cup of mint tea and, of course, clean bedding. For a second I imagined what it would be like if I did not have this privilege...I did not have to think hard of the one thing I am thankful for today. I know that we often say that we have a lot to be thankful for, such is food, clean water, the roof over our head...but we say that in passing and don't really THINK about it. So often these are the issues that do not hit us until they are either are in front of our eyes or they are happening to us or someone we love. That principle "out of mind, out of sight" is really true and things do not affect us as much if they are not affecting our lives directly. I know this may sound like a cliche, but just visualise this for a brief moment - imagine not having this basic need met and your bed time looked something like this...



Tonight, as you let your skin touch those soft clean sheets, as you recline against the soft pillow on your bed, as your eyes begin to get heavy and you feel the comforting feeling of sleep coming upon you, really thank God for the blessing! All good things come from Him and it is so worth acknowledging the little things that we take for granted. May your bed time be a time of peace and your bed be a place where you can find comfort in knowing that you are blessed beyond measure. Tonight is truly and GOOD NIGHT...

...and for that I am thankful...

"Keep me safe, O God
for i have come to You for refuge. 
I said to the Lord, "You are my Master!
All the good things I have are from You!"

~Psalm 16:1-2

5 comments:

  1. i really like this it is very interesting to know

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    1. I am glad it touched you Roshie ;)

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  2. I have to say that this brings to mind 2 particular memories LOL

    The first is when I was in university, my roommate and I for a straight semester almost every night we would go out and kind those who were homeless and bring them something to eat. We'd sit down with them on occasion and share the love of God with them. And in rare moments we'd bring them home with us for a shower and a nice soft bed ^_^

    We were a double attack in a particular sense LOL My friend mostly approached the spirit aspect, since he was a religious major and I approached the psychological aspect, since I was a psychology major... Plus all of this reaching out in that way was his idea and I was acting more as his body guard LOL I love helping people, but am sometimes afraid to step out. Being with him for that one semester was life changing ^_^ Those guys on the streets were tormented by not only human addictions but spiritual holds. It was something seeing the change over time in them.

    The second thing your post reminded me of was my basic routine when I'm about to go to sleep. A shiver of bliss comes upon me and I giggle in a cartoony way. I thank God for a nice clean, soft, cool, safe place in which to rest my head. This is simply one of the Greatest Joys in life because in the moment of sleep I no longer have control, or give myself the allusion of control. I place my all and everything in Gods hands, and trust him to take care of me and to wake me. This realization compels me to thank God every night ^_^

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! This is awesome :)

      It is incredible that you and your roommate were touched and moved to help...I really believe that it is only when we step out in faith and serve others who are in need that we are truly able to experience our faith journey in a real way...

      This is one of my favourite posts because I love my bed time and I am so very thankful that I get to enjoy the comfort of my bed...as I mentioned in one of my previous posts - that is one of my most favourite places to be :)

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