Mar 152013

Today’s #FiveMinuteFriday Prompt: Rest

Sunset on St. Simon's Island is always conducive to rest.

Sunset on St. Simon’s Island is always conducive to rest.

Sleep restores our bodies; rest restores our brains and spirits. It’s what we need to re-group, re-ground, and re-start.

I’ve often wondered why God didn’t give our brains an off switch. (No hint of a lie—I even asked a psychologist once if she could help me figure out how to turn myself off.)  For me, rest isn’t just something I can sit down and do, but I can open myself up to it.

Rest comes in those treasured moments when I’m just being—enjoying life and those I love.

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Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker, founder of “Five Minute Friday,” broadcasts a writing prompt, challenging writers to writer for five minutes only. In her words, “It’s not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing. “

This is a great writing exercise even if you’re not blogging your treasures (memories). Your spontaneous thoughts on a given subject can reveal your personality, daily life, beliefs, etc. If you are blogging, I encourage you to join in! If you want to connect on Twitter, use the hashtag #FiveMinuteFriday.

  4 Responses to “5 Minute Friday: Rest”

  1. This was such a great post – and I loved learning from your wisdom in this. Your picture is so beautiful – – – what a refreshing time of peace it has been for me to spend a few minutes on your site.

    God bless you – – – and I will take away what you wrote in the last paragraph:

    “Rest comes in those treasured moments when I’m just being—enjoying life and those I love.”

    May we both have those special moment of rest this coming weekend, and always.

    Rest in His Grace,

    Gina Marie

  2. choosing to rest in Him… 🙂
    I love resting and rejuvenating @ St. Simons Island…it’s been a long time since I was there but it is beautiful!

  3. I like your question about why can’t we have a switch to turn off our brains. It would be nice to turn off those nagging thoughts sometimes!

    You are right, though. We don’t have to sleep to rest our bodies. A time of regrouping and rejuvenating is needed by all.

    Love the picture you used to illustrate your post!

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