Today I am thankful for the gift of rest. I am not just talking about sleep. Although extra sleep is always a gift. I have come to cherish extra sleep. Especially now that I seem to be constantly on the go. Now any day that I can get even five extra minutes of sleep is a gift. To me rest is so much more than sleep though.
For me rest is a day like today. A day where my life is not scheduled every minute of the day. Hear me well, I love my job and serving others. I have just come to realize that what I have once considered boring is a great gift.
It is amazing to me how as I grow older, my perspective changes. Like today, I spent the majority of my day, just spending time with God and reading. There was a time when I would have seen days like today as a waste. Now I see it as a true blessing from God. It helps to refresh, refocus, and reframe my perspective before I begin a new work week.
Thank you God for the gift of rest and another day