My husband always says that rest is a weapon. He heard Graham Cooke say that once. According to the dictionary a weapon is described as a device designed to inflict injury or death on an opponent. The secondary definition is; something used as a way of getting an advantage in a situation. Rest means a state or period of refreshing freedom from exertion.
How can rest be a weapon? For me I find if I don’t take the time to rest, then it will catch up with me. It will try to take advantage of the situation I’m in and I don’t react well. It does inflict injury to my body, mind and spirit.
I find when I’m so busy and do too much evidentially it catches up with me. It seems when life is as busy as it has been (it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down), it’s important for me to remember to slow down and rest.
Lack of sleep and a busy work week is a recipe for collapse. On top of our busy week, I’ve been battling a nasty head cold. Sitting through meetings with a foggy head is not recommended, but the meetings went really well. Many good things were discussed. My favorite part was being able to visit with everyone during the breaks. We also had some dear friends stay with us and it was good to spend time with them.
By Friday, my body was rebelling against my lack of sleep all week and my non-stop activity. I found it hard to function. Today is going to be a day of rest because rest will rejuvenate my body, my mind and my spirit. Yes, I could be packing boxes or countless other things, but today rest is the best thing I can do for myself. Tomorrow is another day.
© Nadine Zawacki 2009