Sundays – the Sabbath. What does that mean?
Many cultures believe that there should be one day of rest; that God rested on the Sabbath. Many go to church on a particular day of the week. It is different for different religions and different cultures.
I have often crammed so much into the two days on the weekend that I’m often exhausted by the end of the weekend! I’m certainly not ready to take on another tough week. Why do we do this to ourselves?
My plan over the past year was to leave Sundays as that day of rest. I believe that it has a very important purpose. Whether you believe in God or organized religion or not. I still believe that everyone should have 1 day per week to rest. Choose whatever day works for you.
It is important to recharge; to reconnect with yourself; do something you love; take care of you. That way, you’ll be able to take on another week with a lighter heart and an open mind.
I have found on those weekends where I’ve let Sunday be just that, I am much better prepared for the week. I actually feel rested.
Sometimes I read, sometimes I play with the kids – like when we made the crazy lego movie recently! Sometimes I just watch movies all day or quilt. I have gone for my long bike rides on Sundays – I love that, especially if I go with a friend. Sometimes I go to Church, especially with my Grandma, that’s the best, we’ve had lots of talks then. Sometimes I sit and play on the computer, like now!
It’s funny how when I need it most, I find something on the computer that inspires me. It may be a song, a website, or an email. When I least expect it, I always stumble upon something that makes me think or makes me feel great!
Today has been a wonderful day. Sure, I’m doing some laundry and I made biscuits and have been doing some tidying up. But, all of those things have brought me joy because I wanted to do them! I am looking forward to fresh linens on the bed tonight! Biscuits are one of our favorite Sunday morning foods, so making them for everyone makes me happy. And tidying up my kitchen ALWAYS makes me feel great!
So, find the joy in those simple things that you do everyday. Use Sundays to focus on those things; take the time. We all have crazy busy schedules. Use one day a week to slow down and count your blessings! You will never regret that!
What was the email that made me think today? It was one from my mom that was a simple link to a beautiful video. My mom isn’t one that says the words “I love you”, but she ALWAYS shows it in many different ways. Like forwarding this link to me.
I hope you enjoy it as well: http://www.thedreamsmovie.com/