The Power of a Rest Day!!

Never underestimate the power of a day to snuggle in.  It's been months since I have had the opportunity to just stay in bed.  My son and I cut a weekend in Southern Utah short because we both were feeling under the weather and wanting to be in our own beds.  We drove home late Saturday night and ended up both having a great night sleep. Imagine our delight when we woke up to it raining and cold.  A perfect excuse to go back to bed.  See, where I come from the sun shines 300 days a year.  There's really never a day where you can just sit and not feel the overwhelming urge that you have to go outside to ski, mountain bike, or hike.  I know to those of you in gray states, this sounds like whining, but it seriously can be a problem. Back to bed.  It's 10:00 AM and I have been very creative today while still staying in my jammies.  The rain is hitting the windows, the kid is watching a movie and I am snuggled under my comforter thinking about all the things I'm glad I am not doing today.  It's giving me the excuse to do a re-set.  I've been cleaning up Facebook, typing up blog posts and sitting in meditation to see what Spirit has in store for me this upcoming week.

Our society teaches us that it's a badge of honor to keep saying, "I'm so busy, oh, I'm so busy".  I can remember being in the corporate world and saying the same thing myself. I thought it showed that I was someone who deserved respect because I was so BUSY. However, nowadays, I see it as someone who can't manage their time very well.  If you truly wanted to be with someone, or do something, you would find the time.

I am so enjoying this moment of peace.  It's letting me hear the birds chirping, see the rain turn to snow, and giving my physical body time to rest after a day yesterday of hiking and driving for four hours.  I can actually feel my body sighing and saying thank you.  Thank you for taking time to nuture me.

I hope that you take the chance to have a "snuggle in " day.  The benefits, especially around the time change, will be huge!!  Enjoy and let me know if you can recommend any good movies!!

"Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us." - Maya Angelou

Until My Next Adventure,

P.A. Walker

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