And now, we rest.

Leftovers tucked away in the fridge.

Kitchen tidied a bit. Perhaps we have bid a fond farewell to our guests.

And unless we are already shopping for Christmas, we can simply rest.

But in order to do so, we must fight the messages that resound both inside and outside ourselves.

All our culture does is push. What's next? What can we do? When can we do it?

"Rest is not something that the world gives us. It's never been a gift. It's never been something you do when you've finished everything else. If you want rest, you have to take it. You have to resist the lure of busyness, make time for rest, take it seriously, and protect if from a world that is intent on stealing it." (Alex Soojung-Kim Pang)

If you want rest, you have to take it.

So, find a couch. Find a blanket. Find a pillow. Find a dog or a small child.

Lie down. Shut your eyes. Stay there.


Isn't it wonderful?