Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Free Spirit

free spirit (definition) n. One who is not restrained, as by convention or obligation

In this age of 'busyness', we all long for some "free time". Personal time that we can waste at our whim.

If you don't think BUSYNESS is a word, look it up (I DID!), :)

Here are some of the busy definitions that made me smile (actually laugh out loud):

  1. Busy as a bee —Geoffrey Chaucer
  2. Busy as a dog with fleas —Anon
  3. Busy as a fiddler’s elbow —Harry Prince
  4. Busy as an oven at Christmas —Michael Denham
  5. Busy as ants in a breadbox —Anon
  6. Busy as a ticking clock —Anon
  7. one who had always a multiplicity of tasks on hand —Charlotte Brontë

As jobs, family, obligations (the multiplicity of tasks!) seems to take every bit of our strength, attention and time... we long to be... FREE!

Have you ever said, "I wish I could..."? Go ahead, admit it! We all have wished for those moments of tranquility, reflection... our "Calgon... take me away" times. When you close your eyes while relaxing, where do you wish to be?

What makes you feel FREE?

Recently, I was reading in Psalms concerning "restoration" and loved the ending of this scripture passage...

11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. (Psalm 51:11-12, King James Version)

When you are restored and "well again", the scripture then tells us that our spirit will be 'free'.


I tried to picture a FREE SPIRIT! I imagined laughter and dancing, skipping, with more laughter... and I felt a kindred spirit.

My soul longs to be free! I hope yours does to.

Don't get bogged down for so long that you forget what "light-heartedness" means! That you forget to look up and see the stars at night... or listen for the frogs singing before dusk.

May you find joy, may you find peace and most of all, may your heart and soul be FREE!

These are the things I wish for you...

1 comment:

  1. Great definitions of busyness...I like the one you didn't put up the best. :)

    I definitely want to be free and lighthearted...fully present and enjoyed the moment!