Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday--A Day of Rest

My house is quiet.  John's parents and all the college kids left this morning.  What a fun weekend we had!  It ended all too soon. 

I am so glad today is Sunday, though, and that I have one day to rest before the regular daily schedule begins.  And I am so glad for the following counsel from Spencer W. Kimball regarding Sunday activities:

"The Sabbath is a holy day in which to do worthy and holy things. Abstinence from work and recreation is important, but insufficient. The Sabbath calls for constructive thoughts and acts, and if one merely lounges about doing nothing on the Sabbath, he is breaking it. To observe it, one will be on his knees in prayer, preparing lessons, studying the gospel, meditating, visiting the ill and distressed, writing letters to missionaries, taking a nap, reading wholesome material, and attending all the meetings of that day at which he is expected."

Did you pick up on the taking a nap part?  I tend to be like a young child when it comes to taking naps; even though I might need one, I resist taking one because there are so many other things I could/should be doing.  I absolutely love reading that sometimes taking a nap is precisely what is needed.  After church, I followed that advice, and I feel so much better! 

Thankful thought:  Thanks for commandments, which truly are blessings, and thanks (again!) for John, who fixed lunch and encouraged me to nap. 

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