It’s Friday and for many a super-sized weekend as well.
I hope this week you have been able to size up rest in all its many
facets, forms and gifts.
I pray there will be a scheduled respite awaiting you,
beckoning your presence by name.
There are no rules.
No one is keeping score, judging or chiding
you for doing rest incorrectly.
find that not one fits your needs.
Rest in the way which brings refreshment to your soul.
The lives of children are uncluttered.
If you watch their play, they lead with their imaginations.
An adult may enter the scene and attempt to make
constructive suggestions to aid in better play.
Often the children will don puzzled expressions
and return to their brand of play.
Resurrect play into your time of rest.
Abandon the rules of adulthood and
don’t let a well-meaning person thwart your
freedom to express yourself.
Open your arms wide and embrace the moments.
Most employers don’t want you to rest and for that
matter sometimes the people you live with would
request the same.
Be brave and take time this weekend to rest.
As I have been implementing rest into my week,
I cringe at how awkward I feel mentioning
on a given Sunday I didn’t do much
of anything productive.
I am changing my lingo and standing firm in my
need to rest.
As my words have changed and I have ceased apologizing,
I have noticed others taking note and a breath.
My saying yes to rest has given others permission to do the same.
The truth is people can make our lives easier but they cannot
rest for us.
Only we can rest for ourselves.
Wrap your arms tightly around rest this weekend and share about
it next week.
You might be the catalyst for another weary soldier swinging
in a hammock the following weekend.
so you never know!
You look a little tired my friend.