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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mount Monadnock is calling my name, but I cannot go. Not today. Today I must rest.

As you may have giessed, I am a person of purpose and action. Resting does not come automatically. I want to DO something. It took me some time to realize that resting IS DOING something, and it is an essential part of what I must do if I want to stay healthy.

The book of Psalms says "Be still and know that I am God." Today is a day of being still. I'll get in my exercise, but I will rest so that I'll mend and have the energy and strength to climb whatever I face at school next week.

Photos 1,2,3 by Steve Hooper.
Photo 4 by Larry Davis.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Sometimes the hardest thing is to rest...requires patience which is a virtue! emoticon Still in progress thank GOD!

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TRI_BABE 1/14/2013 1:00AM

    GREAT post. Maybe it is now time for me to rest, too. Thanks for the reminder.

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LYNNWILK2 1/13/2013 7:21PM

    Wonderful blog, great reminder that it is necessary to let the body rest from the exercise we have done for the last 6 days.

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DOVESEYES 1/13/2013 6:52PM

    My rest day is Sunday, it's great to just BE.

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68ANNE 1/13/2013 6:14PM

    Yes, I agree!

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/13/2013 5:42PM

    Good point. I know I should rest, but sometimes I run because I know the weather will not be good tomorrow. So I run when I really should be taking a day off. Hmmm, I need to work on that.

As always, love the pics!

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WILLOWBROOK5 1/13/2013 4:57PM

    Beautiful photos! And yes, rest is important too! Hope you had a relaxing day.

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ADIOSALL 1/13/2013 11:25AM

    I, on the other hand, have no problem resting. I've joined the 21st Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC21) to give myself that push I need to get more active. Then come next Sunday, it will be a day of much needed and deserved rest. Enjoy your day! I am resting one more day, then hit the park tomorrow for my first day of 5K Your Way Walk/Jog program. I've only been walking up until this point, so I'm hoping I'll finally have a challenge. Beautiful pix by the way!

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INCREDIBLYME 1/13/2013 11:19AM

    learning to rest~~learning to be still~~ both come from having learned how to trust that God's plan is perfect. He will equip us wholy as we rest in Him

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1CRAZYDOG 1/13/2013 10:38AM

    Good plan! I find it difficult to rest, too, but it is so necessary and actually, part of His plan, eh! HUGS

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KAYOTIC 1/13/2013 10:06AM

    It's a rest day for me too, much needed, and should be quite rejuvenating! Great pics, as usual!

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SWEDE_SU 1/13/2013 9:33AM

    beautiful photos - though resting is indeed difficult!

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GRANDMAMAOF3 1/13/2013 9:32AM

Enjoy your rest.

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GAMMY98 1/13/2013 9:11AM

    I am like you and find it very hard to take a day of rest,but we all need to do it now and then. Have a great day of rest

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GRAMMYEAC 1/13/2013 8:44AM

    Yes, burning the candle at both ends is only for youth who have the resiliency and reserves to bounce back quickly. Our batteries need a little more time to fully charge!

Relax, enjoy the day, be productive without lots of activity!

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/13/2013 7:59AM

    Enjoy your day of rest!

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WEARINGTHIN 1/13/2013 5:53AM

    I've learned that life was much improved when I retired. I now have a lot of free time. Life is quite a bit more peaceful. Glenn

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