Are you guilty of resting?

I had high hopes for the start of 2018. I was raring to get in front of a camera and start vlogging.

But the current loss of voice due to flu has put a bit of a stop to my good intentions.

Woke up today feeling feverish. Have not felt like this for a long time.

But there is no denying that I am physically sick.

Joints hurt. Toe hurts (cause I stubbed my small pinky toe pretty bad). Coughing like crazy.

Not a good way to start 2018.

Had to cancel a meeting especially that I may start contaminating the people around me. I care. Plus I don’t want to be the cause of an outbreak or something.

So I decided to stay home. And did something that I wanted to do for weeks.

Rest.

Today, I was able to sleep. And sleep I did.

Not hibernate for hours. But took a good nights rest.

I think that’s the best sleep I’ve had in three weeks.

You need to listen to your body. If it’s sick, it needs rest. No amount of Gung Ho attitude can make you heal faster.

Our bodies were created for work and for rest – a balance of sorts. If we do too much of one, the other is affected.

In my case, I work a lot. I work on church things, business endeavors, personal plans, and everything in between. My mind is in constant thought of the next big idea or next creative concept.

But even race cars that go 140mps need rest. Why not I?

So I write this in the hopes of speaking life to you.

Do not feel guilty to rest. It is good. It is needed. It is vital.

Rest gives your body time to heal. Rest gives your mind time to be at peace.

Rest gives us time to be calm in a panicky world.

Ah, the joy of rest.

Which is, what I need to do now.

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