Rest

We have a new sunroom addition with the perfect place for me to sit and find rest. (Just for the record, it needs snow this time of the year).

view-from-sunroom

Just as last’s week post wasn’t your typical Christmas post, “Rest” is not the typical New Year’s post. But it is my word for the year. Last year it was “hope” and I posted about it on my quilting/sewing website.

During my fall sabbitical “quit striving” became my focus. I’ve had a few months to ponder that thought and consider what it should look like.

Did you know “rest” is a noun and not a verb?

Several definitions include:

A freedom from activity or labor
A state of motionless or inactivity
Peace of mind or spirit

That’s a lot of doing in my mind for a noun meant cease activity. I don’t rest well. I don’t do nothing well. If my body is not moving my mind is in overdrive.

So for me, rest means…

Rest from all my striving (how to manage my goals)
Rest from all the “to do’s” (of my own making)
Rest from myself (I’m my own worst enemy)

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Now I have a place to find rest.

I just need to give myself permission to do so.

Do you have a word for the year? How do you find rest?

Hoping to discover what rest means and practice it in my life this year. On the Journey. Jackie

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