I was driving home yesterday crying. I was out of patience, out of strength, out of kindness, out of everything - empty, people :) 

On your car, when you are almost out of gas, a warning light comes on to let you know that you have LOW FUEL....it's a nice heads up to get our butts to a gas station asap....or if you are like my Grandpa...you try to drive to the next state just to see if you can make it. :) Drove me nuts!! 

I think our bodies have that warning...but do we listen? When you are spread way too thin and trying to be too much for too many...do you feel that light come on that says - hey girl, you are running on empty!! 

I felt that light come on this past weekend...and ignored it. I have been running crazy since early March. Its MAY. I was just getting back from a 6 day business trip and I just wanted to rest...but then I felt mom guilt for being away from my kids (stupid guilt!) and jumped back into home life with both feet....and then yesterday, I hit a wall. 

The wall hurt. Hitting a wall often does...trust me. I hit a retaining wall with our van when I was a kid...not fun :) I yelled when I should not have yelled, I cried for no reason. It took over. 

It was in those moments yesterday that I remembered what a friend had JUST told me. She told me that when we feel overwhelmed or out of gas...that we need to lean into the things that fill us up. You are almost out of gas...so what will fill you up? Yesterday, for me, I needed rest. I needed my family...I needed to NOT do any laundry or cook dinner or even take back that stuff in my car that I have been meaning to do for days! 

Next time you feel the gas light come on in your body...you are running on empty!! You need to lean into the things that fill you up. Don't run from it. You are going to come up with a ton of reasons not to...this needs to get done...or I have to do this...but if you don't fill up - you will hit the wall. You will be the one crying in your car. It's avoidable!! Just don't be like me :) Lean into the things that fill you up. 

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