30 days of thankful 2020 – #15

Rest. That was my one word for 2019. I learned a lot of lessons from living with that word.

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.”
~ Banksy

Every time I take this little person for a stroller walk, he falls asleep. Each week he stays awake a bit longer, sitting up and looking around. But before too long, he gives in to the need to rest. This is a good reminder for me. I can easily get absorbed in all the things to see and read and watch and try. And then I get tired. And if I don’t rest, I begin to retreat. So today, I am thankful for the simple afternoon nap. I hear we have a rainy week ahead so it should be a great time to practice resting. I might even write it in my planner.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

6 thoughts on “30 days of thankful 2020 – #15

  1. I am really enjoying these little bits of gratitude every day – thank you so much for sharing! Yesterday’s sweater photo is so good! (and yes, isn’t it wonderful to have hand knits to wear any day and every day?!) and I really love the idea of putting a nap on the calendar. I have learned that a short one – no more than 20 minutes – can do wonders for every part of me and still, I rarely do it … let alone schedule it. Please report back!

  2. I kind of think that’s genius. Putting a nap on the calendar?! That changes everything behind The Nap for me. It’s prioritizing the spirit. (And may yours be as sound as his!)

  3. One thing I really love about working from home is if I feel my eyelids drooping, there’s no one to catch me if I close my eyes for a few minutes. I think I’ve gotten better at listening to my body and resting when I need to — something we should all learn from the little ones!

  4. I so wish I was a napper but it just doesn’t happen for me. I do believe in rest, though, and I love to take quiet time in the afternoon with a book.

  5. I am also enjoying your little writings about gratitude. Writing rest into your planner is a great idea. The little ones have a lot to teach us.

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