Sunday Slowdown

I am posting later today because I took the advice of William Wordsworth. Yesterday was a busy day for me, so I decided to take today at a slower pace. These are the things that have or will (before I go to sleep) encompass my Sunday.

REST – these are all things that bring rest to my body, my mind, or my soul.

  • allowed myself to sleep in a little later than usual
  • enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with my husband who made the delicious meal
  • had unhurried phone conversations with both of my children
  • attended to tasks that had been hanging over my head, but now that they are complete my shoulders can relax
  • got to sip on a cup of tea before it grew cold
  • gave myself the luxury of a nap
  • watched some NBA games with my husband
  • took time to read and write
  • completed my daily stretching
  • engaged in prayerful reflection

THANKS – these are just a small list of the things I am thankful for today

  • waking up this morning – life is a gift not to be taken for granted
  • my husband, Chuck, who does countless things for me everyday and picks up the tasks that I cannot physically handle right now
  • my children who remain close to us and to each other
  • my grandchildren who keep my humble and laughing – they say the darndest things!
  • my home which may be small and in need of some work but keeps us safe and protected from the outside world
  • my faith that keeps me grounded and hopeful as I try to process the events of the world

Tomorrow I go back to the craziness of school and the balancing act that all teachers are trying to perfect. I hope that each of you carves out some time each day, if possible, but at least each week to rest and be thankful. Take care of yourself, and have a peaceful week.

I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge sponsored by

5 thoughts on “Sunday Slowdown

  1. Rita, I am noticing a major theme of rest across Slices…testimony to how much it is needed of late.To combine the ways of bringing rest to body, mind, and spirit with thankfulness as you have done here is exactly the prescription – in fact, I do not think either can fully exist without the other! So timely and encouraging.

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  2. I like how you took the quote and organized your slice. We do have much to be thankful for. I hope you have a great start to your week after a slowed-down Sunday!

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