When we are authentic, when we keep our
spaces simple, simply beautiful living takes place. – Alexandra Stoddard
I have Lymes disease which means I have been resting a lot. I’m not very good at resting, but I know this is going to help me get better. I have had a lot of time to reflect on my bedroom, since this is probably the most time I have every spent in there actually awake. As I have rested, I cam across the Stoddard quote. The truth is that my bedroom is simple. It is not fussy, but it is a beautiful place to be. On the wall is a picture that reminds me of a camping trip with my family. On another wall a framed invitation to our wedding. There is a bible and devotional by my bed. The sheets are comfortable. It is a place to rest, to heal, to recover.
I certainly did not anticipate an illness that required any significant recovery, but we all need a place where we can recover from the stresses and pressures of our days. We need a place that helps restore our peace and offers us comfort, as much as a room can. We need a resting place, a quiet place.
Is there a simple place in your world? A place that is just for you, not decorated for others? A place meant to feed your soul, not match a particular style? A place where you can feel rejuvenated and alive? Find or create that place. It may not be an entire room. It may be a certain chair or corner of a room. It is a place that nourishes your spirit. It is my hope that you will find and cultivate a special place of comfort and healing. You never know when you may need it.