Rest

                                                     Everyday is a brand new day,
                                                    everyday is a journey.

rest1
rest/
verb
verb: rest; 3rd person present: rests; past tense: rested; past participle: rested; gerund or present participle: resting
1.
cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.

"he needed to rest after the feverish activity"

synonyms:relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, have/take a break, unbend, unwind, recharge one's batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, put one's feet up;
Google's definition.

I used to feel guilty for resting and not being productive. We all are defined by something. It could be love, or as for me, by accomplishments. I adore busyness and cannot understand people that are bored. There is always something to do. 

I've learned that all the busyness in the world cannot make me more productive if I am too tired, ill or malnourished  in any way. We need rest. Our bodies need rest and so do our minds.

I've also learned to forgive myself when I didn't go to Church on Sunday, because of being tired or due to sickness. I used to think that I had to go regardless how my body was feeling. It was a sin not to do so. 

God expects us to rest. This is why we have the Sabbath, even though it could be any day of the week, as long as we rest. This is something that Emily and I observe. Sunday is set aside as family and Church day. We do no labor of any kind. There is no laundry, housework or mopping of floors. We do so not because of a religious checklist of things we shouldn't be doing, but because we know one thing leads to another. If we make an excuse just this once, we will end up  working and there will be no rest.

We know that people may look at us weirdly whenever we decline an invitation on a Sunday, but we just don't want to get into a habit of cancelling family time. Life is so short, folks. It's over before you know it.

Have a blessed day everyone.

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