REST FOR THE WEARY
Rest is one of my favorite words. Just thinking about rest for the weary brings a calm feeling. It seems like most of us have been busy with one thing after another. Often we forget to rest. Sometimes I just close my eyes for a few minutes, and that is all I need to give me renewed energy. Sometimes I need a long, relaxing nap.
Trouble is I don’t like to nap. I get involved in writing or cooking or reading, and I don’t want to stop and take a nap. I can be yawning constantly and still refuse to stop and rest. I’m not sure why that is. Can anybody else identify with that?
I will often stay up very late at night even though I know I would feel better in the morning if I had an earlier bedtime. Sometimes I do my best writing at night, sometimes it’s better in the morning. I guess it depends on when inspiration grabs me.
The problem with not resting is that my body can only take so much before it rebels and I’m forced to rest. Nighttime is given to us so that we can have some good sleep. Why do I fight it sometimes? You’d think I was a child not wanting to go to bed. Maybe I’m just afraid I’ll miss something, although I have no idea what.
Sometimes I can rest by lying back in my chair and closing my eyes for a little while. Other times resting can come in the form of a quiet walk observing the flowers, trees and sky. Looking at refreshing photos can also be relaxing. I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve interspersed among the writing.