1. Affording, marked by, or suggesting rest; tranquil.
2. Being at rest; quiet.
This is my first blog of 2014. I have to admit, it was a little hectic at the end of 2013, hence there has been a bit of a void in my blog offerings. Not that I'm complaining you understand, I had my beautiful daughter Sarah's 21st at the end of November, the announcement of my brother Owen's engagement to Olivia, both my good friend Lisa's birthday and my brother's in early December and then of course there was Christmas and New Year.
I hit the ground running on the 1st of January with the 100 day challenge and now here we are on the 5th January!
No surprise then really that I've had a little bit of a bug for the past 3 days and my body is saying "Whoa!... stop the bus".
I really wanted to write a blog today, in fact blogging and getting back to my writing has formed part of my 3 goals in my own 100 day challenge, so here it is, the first blog of 2014!
As I often do when I'm asking for inspiration on what to write, I puled my oracle card for the day. Today it was from the "Magical mermaids and dolphins" deck. The card I pulled was "REST"... hmmmm...
Bit of a repeating message then me thinks!
So as its Sunday, which is of course the day of rest... I mean even when creating this amazing World we live in, God had a day off! Well if the main man can, then surely so can I too?
I love the quote above - "Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop" - Ovid.
It's so true, nature doesn't forget to rest, nature knows that in order to provide the abundant crop rest is essential.
I mean, we wouldn't run our car without stopping for fuel or service would we? Yet how often do we keep on going even when our body tells us to slow down, to take heed, to take rest?
In our 24/7 life of this modern age, Sunday is for many maybe a long forgotten day of rest. Yet we need to sometimes, simply kick-back, put our feet up and relax. To enjoy the blissful moment and ....do.......nothing......just....... breathe.You know when we simply STOP and just BREATHE a whole treasure chest of abundance comes to us. Not only does our physical body benefit, but so too does our mind and spirit.
It's om these moments of quiet restful contemplation that our inspiration can blossom and grow.
Its so important to balance the flow of your activities, just as there's a balance in the tides of the sea, or the inhale and exhale of our own breath, the body needs to have time of activity and time of stillness.
So, right now, today, I'm giving myself permission, I'm getting into the flow, I'm shutting down my computer and simply enjoying my Sunday off!
So today I urge you to do the same.... as little as possible, watch a happy movie, drink tea, snuggle on the sofa with those you love, have a duvet day - in your onesie perhaps.... or, settle down with a great book and enjoy a Sunday of total restfulness.
Because you know what?
You're worth it!
Until next time,
make every moment of this Sunday rest count!
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