Counting sheep is also a popular daytime activity around here.
I was just visiting my dear friend, Ms. Deb at her blog. Today she wrote about the lack of sleep. I think we all have sleepless nights at times. Some deal with this problem on a regular basis. My heart goes out to you.
I often go to bed with a worry on my mind, or an idea that has lit my creative flame. The creative idea can be jotted down in a notebook near the bed. The worry, well that's a different story. Often prayer can mean that I hand that over to God and snooze the night away, however restless.
I have learned that there is a simple homeopathic remedy that helps me quiet my mind. I've also found out that the supplement, magnesium, helps me sleep. It relaxes the muscles and completely stopped the night grinding of my teeth. None of this is meant as medical advice. I'm simply saying what works for me.
I relayed an interesting story to Deb. I believe that sometimes God wakes us up. Mind you, that isn't when the fire alarm battery goes out and it screams. It isn't when hubby's Amish friend gets to a phone booth and calls. He starts his day WAY earlier than I. It's when we need to work something out in prayer, or maybe pray for someone we don't know. My sister kept dreaming of a little girl. She tossed and turned and kept waking up. Each return to sleep showed the face of this small child. My sister prayed for the girl, but did not know why. When she finally could not stand being awake in bed, she got up. She wanted to have some company, so she turned on the TV. There was the face of the same little girl, a child she's never seen in person. It turns out that the child was in an area that had a big earthquake. So, if you ever wake up and feel like you must pray for someone, do so. Your sleep may have been disturbed for a very important reason.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and a peaceful night of rest.
***I need to take a picture of Wendell sleeping sometime. He hangs his head a bit and it nods with his rhythmical breathing. He often tilts one hoof, so he is putting his weight on three legs. I wonder if he dreams of carrots. Hmm???