I am a do-er. I like to rest but I find it hard sometimes. The past few days I have slept very soundly and have enjoyed that. I cannot say that the “rest” of my day has been restful. I have chipped away at unopened emails, watched TV shows that I have recorded on the PVR, played a few computer games, and read books. Today I finally ventured out to get groceries on foot. I have mostly kept a low profile but that does not mean I have rested. I have taken some time to pray and think, musing about this medical anomaly that has taken up residence in my body. The dizziness has greatly subsided but is not totally gone. I do not feel enough energy to get caught up on things like cleaning or any major task that requires great exertion.

It is frustrating to me but these past few days have shown me that I do not rest well during my every day life. I do make moments for things like massage, prayer, and reflection but I rest best when I get away to a beach. That won’t happen any time soon sadly. I also find rest behind a camera lens where I can breathe and watch a butterfly settle onto a flower. That won’t happen any time soon either. Therefore I will have to create a different type of rest in my home.

What do you do to rest? Do you do it well or do you have to be reminded to do so?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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