R and R Sunday
The value of rest and relaxation
According to a Greek legend, in ancient Athens a man noticed the great storyteller Aesop playing childish games with some little boys. He laughed and jeered at Aesop, asking him why he wasted his time in such frivolous activity.
Aesop responded by picking up a bow, loosening its string, and placing it on the ground. Then he said to the critical Athenian, Now, answer the riddle, if you can. Tell us what the unstrung bow implies.
The man looked at it for several moments but had no idea what point Aesop was trying to make. The moralist explained, If you keep a bow always bent, it will break eventually; but if you let it go slack, it will be more fit for use when you want it.
So it is with us. Our minds and bodies are like the bow. When constantly under pressures of everyday life, we can eventually break. We need to loosen up; we need time to take the pressure off and relax.
Make time for play and do the things you like to do. Whatever your age, your inner child needs re-creation.
Let go. Nothing is usually the hardest thing to do - but often it is the best.
Slow down; God is still in heaven. You are not responsible for doing it all yourself, right now.
I do hope your Sunday is one that is filled with that wonderful R and R that we all need so much! You all are in my thoughts and prayers as always!
Sunday resolution: To be your best, make sure you change your pace