It is really Simple..Take the Day Off!
If you need permission to do so, you now officially have it!
Yes, it is Columbus Day. And as memory serves, that means a day off for most public and private schools.
My advice: if you work or go to a public/private school…enjoy your day! Don’t play “catch up” with your work at home or, God forbid, your work at school!! This is something I would do often, and quite frankly….I thought it helped me. But, I think it contributed to overload!!
Take the day OFF.
Enjoy being out of doors if you can. I know that the weather may not cooperate, but winter is on its way folks! We need to grab all the “outside” time we can!!
For some reason, most of us feel that we are to be “doing” something all the time. I personally have to practice being still and quiet. I have had to convince myself that I don’t have to be “busy” all the time. Productivity does not equal Godliness!!
Rest is good for us.
The Father created one of those seven days with that purpose in mind. And moms are horrendous for misusing that day of rest. Yes, you know what I am talking about….
Genesis 2:2 “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”
So back to Columbus Day.
If you must, enjoy your day at a zoo, learning something if you must. Or take a walk and identify the type of trees you pass as you walk. Head up to the library and discover all you can about Columbus. Try walking the dog around the park and discuss all the things you see. My boys use to tell me that every trip we made did not have to be a field trip!
But learning is “caught, not taught” many times. As parents, we are teaching “something” all the time. Maybe it is time that we taught our children how to “rest”.
As I write all of this the one thing that comes to mind. One of the biggest obstacles we face in our spiritual walk is our “busy lives”. Friends, when we are busy, we don’t hear that “still, small voice”. We don’t spend time listening to the one who loves us most. We spin our wheels as we run through our lives.
Even Jesus encouraged his disciples to rest……Mark 6:30-32 “The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’ So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.”
So teaching our children to “rest” is of the utmost importance.
And if that includes a little nap, so be it! Enjoy!
IN CHRIST ALONE
*pixabay, NIV Bible