From the dictionary, noun for REST: "an instance or period of relaxing or ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity."
Alan Cohen says: "There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither."
Then in church yesterday my pastor spoke on the importance of rest. So today I am paying attention to REST.
Do you find time to rest or more importantly take the time to rest? How do you like to rest? Do you take a comfy chair out into nature and sit awhile? Pick up a book and a cool drink and spend some time savoring a fantasy? Do you pray in rest? Do you sing as you rest? Or do you just let your mind wander where it will? Lately I have been waking in the night for a couple hours. I remind myself to just rest as I lay there and not to worry that I am not sleeping (sometimes easier said than done), but I try reminding myself to rest.
Anne Lamott says, "Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all. Laugh, rest, slow down."
Laughter is indeed a form of rest for me, one I very much forget to do at times.
So for today and all week long let's focus on REST.
Have a great week, dear friends, and remember REST in your busy days.
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