As my word for 2020 is “rest,” I am taking that quite literally. Rest doesn’t always mean napping, twiddling my thumbs and sitting on the couch. Let me suggest recreation as the best form of “rest.” When we create, we feed our imagination and stifle worries and unhappy thoughts.
Last week my rest came in the form of recreation last week. You know— playing. I created a mug in a ceramics class. Amazing to fashion something from a wet piece of gray clay. Our small group laughed at our novice efforts to make something useful as we got to know each other better. What a fun morning. Now to find out if it will hold water or leak.
It’s the same with stories. I love stories. I can put myself in another world and enjoy it, kind of like a mini vacation. Reading and writing refreshes my spirit.
God created our minds and they are amazing. In Psalm 139:14 says, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Let me encourage you to do something fun this week that feeds your whimsical side and helps you to become more creative. That’s my kind of rest.
What do you do for rest? What refreshes your spirit? I’d love to hear from you.