R and R Sunday/ Close the Gate
There is a story about two men walking down a country lane and across some fields. One of them forgot to close one of the gates. After seeing some cows, he realized his mistake and walked back to close it. He said it reminded him about the words an old man shared with him many years before, As you travel down life's pathways, remember to close the gates behind you. Such advice is one we could also keep close. Life is never straight forward and there are many attractions, distractions, obstacles and challenges. We often make mistakes, we could have made better choices and we sometimes regret not having done something completely different. But we shouldn't allow these to dominate or take over our lives. That is why it is so important to close the gate and simply move on. . By closing these gates he also invited them to move forward and to cherish each day as a fresh start and a new beginning.
My Sundays are my way of closing the gate to the week that just passed. I try to make sure that my R and R on Sunday helps me to move on with a fresh start for the new week that will begin on Monday.
We get a chance to start over each and every day and Monday's are always a new beginning to a new week. All the challenges of the past week are done and over and we make a new start on Monday. Being relaxed, rested, refreshed and renewed seems to me to be the best way to do just that.
I hope you all have a wonderful R and R Sunday at your house!
Close the gate and move on.