All week I’ve been talking about being weary from the journey and running on empty. Well, today, it’s time to pull up to the gas station and get fueled up. All the way to the top.

What kind of fuel do we put in the tank? Physical rest. Food. Exercise. Spending time in nature. Bubble baths. Music. Reading a book. Watching a movie. Going to a sporting event. Laughter. Playing board games with the kids. Talking with friends over coffee. Snuggling with a loved one. Prayer, worship and the Word of God.

How long do we stay at the station? Until the tank won’t hold any more and the reserves threaten to spill over.

On Wednesday, I asked why we continue to live our lives with tanks near empty. Today, I want to ask why don’t we live life full? Is it even possible?

Can you imagine what your life would be like if your tank was continually full? Or at least at the top half of the tank? The energy. Creativity. Patience. Reserve to handle life’s unexpected detours and delays. Having a little extra to share with a fellow traveler in need. Is that worth taking the time regularly to top off the tank? If so, why don’t we?

What about you? Is your fuel gauge closer to empty or to full? Do you have any plans to “fill ‘er up” anytime soon?

Living Full
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5 thoughts on “Living Full

  • November 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm


    I am trying to find ways to keep my tank filled throughout the day instead of running out of fuel or close to empty. Great post!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  • November 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    >Fill 'er up. It's time. πŸ™‚

    Music and books help me. So does a good time with God as I journal. Friends and family time helps too.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  • November 20, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    >I like your paragraph that lists the things that can re-fuel us. I love doing all those things as much as I can. πŸ™‚

  • November 21, 2009 at 7:26 am

    >Mine ebbs and flows usually. I do try and fill her up, but life gets in the way sometimes.

    Maybe I'll pause today and do some Christmas decorating as a fill up. I love doing that!

  • November 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

    >Awesome post, Candee! Thanks for the reminder that we aren't meant to run on empty. God dispenses so much that is beautiful around us; I'm sure that He longs for us to stop and enjoy (and is probably disappointed when we don't).

    I've given you a blog award. You can pick it up over at WordVessel.

    Blessings, sweet friend! πŸ™‚

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