Sunday, September 25, 2011

Give yourself permission today

We are not machines. You were not meant to work 24/7.
God doesn't want you to be like that.
So give yourself permission today to take a break.

Go for a walk
Watch a movie
Play Monopoly
Start a novel
Take a nap
Watch the Bears
Eat ice cream
Play dolls with your daughter
Wrestle with your son
Lock the kids out of the bedroom
Make dinner from a receipe
Sit in a coffeeshop
Visit Lincoln Park Zoo
Get out of the city, go to a forest preserve 
Play Xbox
Go apple picking
Go pumpkin picking
Read your Bible - Try Psalm 139 
Color or paint
Window shop
Visit Navy Pier
Go on a boat ride
Play guitar
Take another nap


Read this or this for some other insights.

You need to take a break. Give yourself permission to do it.

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.  Exodus 20:8-11

1 comment:

Shirene said...

I needed this today. Thanks Bobby