• Paula English

A day of rest

Studies show that people who take vacations live longer. And, students who take a break from their studies at least one day a week have better grades. Resting comes in different forms for me. Sometimes it is a nap on a quiet afternoon. Sometimes a hike in the woods. Today was a drive through the beautiful countryside of Missouri. The grass was green. The tips of the cornfields golden in the afternoon sun. Blue sky with white puffy clouds. In the silence of the whir of my car on the highway, I could hear my spirit sing. This past month I have walked on the beach, strolled down the paths of my quiet village and seen the open countryside. It wasn't 'vacation'. Somehow though, I think it was rest.

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