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Tired? Wake up Call!

December 2, 2011

So today’s word at The Gypsy Mama is …yawn...Tired…. and all I can is…yawn, didn’t I cover this all week in one way or another… 7kids in the Christmas season…

yep I did..

So I guess we are all tired…isn’t that the idea…to stop us before we have even begun…. (’s December 2nd)

Make our petty First World problems seem not like a gift but something of a chore… I mean:

  • We are going to have to get dressed up and go places… in running vehicles with heat and tunes…all to get this done…wiping the sweat from our brows.
  • We are going to have to send Christmas Cards to a stack of people God has strategically placed in our lives.
  • We are going to  have to work at jobs that support our families…
  • We will have to buy presents and then wrap them and give them to our family…. how do we do it?  Our yoke is so heavy, isn’t it?
  • And then at night we will crawl into warm beds in warm houses with food in our bellies…and we will have to go to bed tired from all the gifts we have turned into burdens….


How do we do it every day? this reverse-alchemy is something we have crafted to a self satisfying  science.

So since the latest trend is to count everything a chore and a hassle and nothing is a blessing…

I would be an absolute bag of idiots to fall for it…I admit for a day I fell for it…

I am sure you did too… Wasn’t that the plan…to make us too tired to enjoy…too tired to be thankful?

So shake it off… don’t buy the lie… don’t sign your name to it.


You are blessed…and either you like it or you don’t.

Well are ya?

I am sure there are plenty of people on this planet that would love …would climb over each other to be our kind of tired.

So let’s all walk like the Blessed .  Which team are you playing for anyway?


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14 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2011 12:01 pm

    You always hit the nail on the head – I love this line, “I am sure there are plenty of people on this planet that would love …would climb over each other to be our kind of tired.”

    Amen, amen.

    • December 2, 2011 12:06 pm

      Lol.. Had a few extra cups of tea and a chilly walk with all seven kids this morning.. I am on a roll,lol.

      • December 2, 2011 12:12 pm

        Love it. What is your favorite tea?

        Mine is an apple-cinnamon one I find here in Guatemala. I also like a fruit one I found in the States last year but now I can’t remember what it is called.

      • December 2, 2011 3:15 pm

        My favorite morning tea is Mighty Leaf Breakfast Organic, loose leaf… And i use my Ingenutea to brew it…which I buy from Adagio tea….and Adagio has great flavored teas so I am sure you can find both of your flavors there when you visit the states.

  2. December 2, 2011 12:31 pm

    oh SNAP. She’s NOT gonna pay a lot for a muffler!

    love this sissy. so true. as we were told our whole lives “ungrateful brats!” get in there and enjoy this amazing life we have!

    • December 2, 2011 12:37 pm

      LOL… oh kells… i did get a little “mom” about the whole thing , didn’t I.
      Shrug…sorry…nope I am not. lol

  3. December 2, 2011 1:37 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I have been singing this song and dance for a few years now! You are SO RIGHT that it is a first world problem. It grates me so much to hear so much complaining about how stressful and busy this time of year is. It’s because of the choices you’re making people! The ‘stress and busyness’ issues that most people complain about are SMALL POTATOES. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for putting that into words for me!

    • December 2, 2011 3:17 pm

      Well I am glad I could bless…even if it wasnt as smooth as I normally do it..which is evident in the low amount of comments today,lol
      I am so glad you took the time to encourage me… I really appreciate it.

  4. December 2, 2011 1:47 pm

    amen T…to quote Ann…the remedy is in the retina…
    Great post…thanks…

    • December 2, 2011 3:19 pm

      It may be…however if everyone is walking around with Garfield the cat eyes all so tired at the burden of their gifts…well….shrug.
      I am guilty of it to from time to time…but I normally pick myself up by my bootstraps…

  5. December 2, 2011 1:51 pm

    Great post!!!

  6. emily m. permalink
    December 3, 2011 7:48 am

    thanking God for you and all the insight He has been giving to you lately, so blessed to call you my friend.

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