It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Chapter 7, Page 16, Book 17


A Sunday well spent means a week of content!

Proverb

My day of rest has been and always will be on Sunday.  It’s a habit acquired from my maternal grand mother.  The only work allowed at all on Sunday was fixing dinner.  Sunday was a day set aside for  worship and relaxation.   Very often family would visit on Sunday and so the day was really a restful and fulfilling kind of day.  I remember my grandfather sitting in his rocker on the porch and my sisters and I in the porch swing, laughing.

It’s great to start off a new week refreshed and renewed. There are many people that have to work on Sundays so their day off might be a Monday or Tuesday.  I don’t think that matters much as long as one of the day’s off is a day of relaxation and rest.  

We all need the time off in order to be the best we can be.


 Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. 

Bill Patterson

One of my Sunday rituals used to be reading the Sunday paper.  It was filled with all sorts of things besides the local, state and world news.  Recipes and ads for sales gave me plenty of fodder for the coming week.   The travel pages plus the Sunday comics triggered lots of smiles.  I’ve let this joy slip by but I intend to remedy that situation.

Another ritual that I still keep is going to church Sunday morning.  As my grandmother before me, there is rarely a Sunday that I miss and I’m usually there early which another practice she kept.

Sunday dinners always give cause for a smile too.  And even though it’s a rare day that everyone can be together, I love it when my family can get together to enjoy some quality time together.   They say that the good old days will never come back, but what we do in the days to come can depend on what we do today.

Rest and be thankful, it’s Sunday!


Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. 

Joseph Addison

4 comments:

betty said...

It is always good to have a day to relax and get ready for the new week ahead. Our bodies and minds need us to do so.

Betty

Mevely317 said...

I remember the ride to Santa Fe each Sunday morning ... mom in the passenger seat and me in back, trading the comic strips and Parade magazine supplement.
Years later, my husband and I subscribed to both the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times so each of us could have our own crossword puzzle. LOL.

For the life of me, I can't recall the last time I picked up a newspaper. 'Wonder how much longer that industry will exist.

Chatty Crone said...

I really do need to make Sunday more of a rest day. Thanks.

TARYTERRE said...

i don't know where the world would be without weekends to relax in. "They say that the good old days will never come back, but what we do in the days to come can depend on what we do today."