I overheard my neighbor’s little son exclaim: “I wish I had no homework!” I thought to myself, “my feelings exactly!” I wonder if we ever stop having home work? There is always some project to do for the home, for family, in our careers or working on ourselves. Perhaps some time for a brain rest may be in order. Or at the very least, a pause to refresh and recharge. A chance, to revive the enchantment for life in us. Sometimes our good works, although well meaning, can sap our zest for the elixir of life.
I am a perpetual learner. I read, study, research often. However, I notice that although I have been out of formal education for some time, I slip into the mode of –giving myself “home work!” That is not a bad thing, however rest or pause can be a rich reward for one’s labor.
“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci
“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” Ovid
“Each person deserves a day in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will no withdraw from us.” -Maya Angelou
And, the Scriptures herald the benefit of rest as a rest in Christ, who carries our burdens,
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11: 28-30).
Many blessings to you this day. Rest and restore yourself anew for the breathtaking road ahead.