Friday, January 11, 2013

Working "Wilder" Style

   Today dawned with hurtful news that just broke our hearts, and after a week of change and challenge it was hard to pick myself up off the floor. After my moment of falling apart and praying in utterings only God understands...I needed some release... 'Wilder style'.
   There were rugs to beat. Have you ever just gathered all the rugs from your house and whacked the daylights out of them? Let me tell you it gets your heart pumping, your blood flowing, and lets those negative and painful emotions go.
   A good dose of mucking always gets a hearty sweat going..and we all know sweat is a cleansing experience. Two stalls, three coups and a pasture pen got a thorough raking. All those trips to dump and spread the gleanings forced me to breathe deep and absorb some much needed sunlight.
   Cleaning, scrubbing and lugging heavy poultry water fountains gave me a nice bit of lift and carry exercise. Those bad boys are heavy! For additional strategy, I had turkeys to dodge and trip over..obstacle course, I guess.
   I imagine in those days..the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder..there weren't phones and close neighbors..there weren't therapists and gyms for working out. No, it seems they solved their worries and frustrations..and got their cardio/resistance workout..from their everyday farm work. Today, I did too.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear you got bad news. I do the same thing when I am upset. For me moving and working helps me cope.

Lisa said...

... when you are all worked out and exhausted go to the Lord and give it to him. He will take that burden and carry it for you. He will give you a "peace that passeth understanding". All you have to do is surrender.

Prayers for you ... my sister in Christ!

Lisa

Simply Scaife Family said...

Amen, Lisa..thank you.

Simply Scaife Family said...

I have to get the energy out and pray as I go or depression will swallow me up.

Anonymous said...

I just pray that you are feeling much better by the time you read this. Praying for you, dear friend.

Clint Baker said...

Sorry to hear that bad news struck your family! As always your family is in our families prayers. Just remember "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

Simply Scaife Family said...

Thank you, each one of you..as many of you know raising teens is a very emotional and trying task..especially when they leave home. To add to the pain, a precious young mother died from complications from the flu..my daughter taught her children swim lessons..we worked out at the gym together..she was so young. Broke my heart and stirred anew the fears and terrors that so easily envelop me. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Becky said...

So sorry you've had such a bad time. Old timey work is good for the soul. Personally, I find kneading bread great for soothing frayed emotions.

Simply Scaife Family said...

I love kneading bread.

Keli Martin said...

I am so sorry to hear this! It is heartbreaking! It's ok to grieve, to let yourself feel what you feel. Our God is big enough to handle the deepest of deeps.

"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, ' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you." Psalm 139:7-12

Hang in there sweetie. I will be praying for you!