Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Personal Sabbath


Now, more than ever, we need to rest. Women especially are always on the move trying to tick things off our to-do lists and are struggling to keep our heads above the water. We have all of these labor-saving devices and yet we can't seem to accomplish as much as our ancestors did. Perhaps it is because they knew the secret...

They observed the Sabbath and rested.

You're not a church-goer, you say? You can still keep the Sabbath and reap the benefits. Your personal sabbath can be any day of the week. Simply set aside one day out of seven to rest and recharge. Use this day for reflection and renewal.

Have all of your work done the night before. Have an easy crock pot meal or warm up delicious leftovers. Listen to pleasant music. Go for a leisurely walk. Sit and stitch, crochet, or knit. Make your personal sabbath a day you look forward to. By slowing down and getting off the whirlwind of this world for a day, it is sure to improve your outlook on life.

5 comments:

Genie Sea said...

Without meaning to, my Sabbath usually lasts from Friday to Saturday night. My body requires it of me. It's kind of strange, as it is the traditional Jewish Sabbath, and I am not Jewish :)

I agree. Everyone needs to take a day of complete rest. :) It's essential :)

Melissa Lester said...

Rest is so difficult to come by for us ladies, isn't it? Especially us mothers! But even Jesus took time away, so why do we feel so guilty for acknowledging our needs?

Raggedy Girl said...

I love that my hubby and I keep Sunday as a special time of rest. We attend church and then eat lunch at a restaurant together and then spend the afternoon reading, resting and just being together. Very nice and we go to bed early on Sunday night so we have a good beginning to the week.

Have a Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

cathleen said...

Your sweet words always seem to relax my spirit. Thank you.

sarah said...

Wise words. Hard to achieve, but how much happier we would be if it was possible. Do you remember the days when all the shops closed on Sundays?