Oh When The Winter Evenings Set In...
What to do in those early evenings, when it is so cold out and gets dark so early!
Learning to have contentment, even when the nights are long.
I think it feels rather cozy most nights;
But, winter can be very long as we all well know.
But I think it is important to find a few interesting and fun things,
that we can do in the evenings.
Reading is always very mindful;
But most evenings I may find myself a bit too tired to read!
I always liked the idea of having a card table set up, to have a puzzle on it!
(So you can sit for a little while and work on the puzzle)
Having a basket filled with skeins of yarn next to your chair;
Allows you a bit of creativity for a few quiet times.
( I am working on Granny Squares and scarfs)
Also dishcloths are a quick project.
A bit of television is okay,
Watching more than one movie a night is too much!
I like to stay active, but I need something that is easy and relaxing!
Reading from the word before bed is very soothing...
Immersing ourselves in the word helps us get a peaceful nights sleep!
Maybe in the early evening you might need to check to see what is on,
For the next day's activities.
Sometimes I will even get my clothes out and ironed and ready if
I will be leaving out very early the next morning.
(Thank God that is not very often)
Take some time and write in your Blessing Book;
(That is a special book where you write down your blessing from that day)
Realize that it is very important to rest and relax;
So we can start fresh again in the morning!
Have you ever heard the saying?
Burning the candle at both ends...
God wants us to stop and enjoy peaceful moments throughout the day.
But He also wants us to enjoy quiet and peaceful evenings and
At Home with our loved ones!