Yesterday I spent the day in my favorite way.
I slept in as long as I could (8:20 am), took Matt to his swim lessons, grabbed coffee with Dave and headed home again.
Normally coming home would mean jumping on the list of to-do’s and getting on with our day.
But yesterday we planned differently.
We took it as a day off. Friday is our regular day off but we know the next 6 days will be filled to the brim with ministry activities so having a normal day off is not going to happen.
We informed the kids a few days ago that nothing was to be scheduled on Thursday except relaxing fun with the family. And it played out pretty well.
I grabbed my current favorite read, my coffee from Dunkin’ and heading to my backyard swing. Della curled up at my feet and we relaxed the morning away.
The rest of the day pretty much played out the same way.
Nothing ‘people’ involved, nothing ‘ministry’ involved and nothing strenuous at all.
We went to our favorite dinner place for wings and rings, laughed with each other and just enjoyed being together.
Life can be wearing.
We can run ourselves ragged with the to-do’s, have-to’s and schedule scrunching. I encourage you…take some time away…even if it’s just sitting at home.
Take time away from screen, media and the continual cycle of being “on”
Spend time with your favorite books, hobby and especially your favorite people.
Unwind, relax and take in the rest He has designed for us.
…on that day He rested from all His work… (Genesis 2:1-4)
Jump into the conversation:
- How do you unwind?
- What is your favorite way to spend your down time?
- What keeps you from taking a rest?
Today we are linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday gang. For all the details and to join us, click here. Our word prompt today: FAVORITE
Happy Friday all and celebrate this weekend with your favorite people!