Most of my days are filled with activities and work and scheduling conflicts. I’m always on the go.
But at some point my body and my mind just wear out and let me know I need to rest. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to rest. The minute I try to do so, my mind starts thinking of all the things that I could get done. All the things I need to get done and I worry about what is left undone.
Today, I slept till 10:30 am. I can’t remember the last time I slept that late. When I saw the clock, I could not believe that no phone rang, no child tried to wake me and the dogs laid quietly at my side. All the stars aligned today for a perfect morning of rest.
I realize that we have to work and we have to do things to support our families. But I also think that some days we just have to let ourselves be quiet and rest. It is in the resting that we are refreshed and ready to love others as Christ commands us to do. It is hard to love others when you don’t love yourself enough to take a break.
I think I will try to do it more often.