Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day of Rest
It is not an accident that most belief systems advocate for a day of rest, or Sabbath, as part of a healthy life style. Whether observed on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, a day away from one's usual work and stress helps rejuvenate mind, body and soul, and it makes sense on physiological, medical and spiritual levels.
For some it is the old adage, "Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits." It can be a time to be with family or alone meditating on nature. For some it includes attending religious services.
 Still, for others it is a time to let loose the energy piled up by a work week that does not demand or use up the physical energy one has stored. Doing so seems to restore one's spirit.
Finally, for many it is a leisurely paddle alone, with family and/or friends.
Good Shabbos.

Paddle safe...
DS

10 comments:

DaveO said...

Unfortunately it's exactly backwards. I hereby advocate one day of work and six days of paddling. Think of the positive impact on the unemployment numbers!

Silbs said...

I'm in. What will be calling this new religion?

RoyM said...

I'm suprised by DaveO...thought HE would advocate that the 6 non work days could be either Paddling or Quaffing :>)

sign me up either way....6 to 1 religion

RoyM said...

I was going to post that I thought the new religion could be called
"The Six Day Eventists" but didn't want to be confused with any other religion or step on any toes....so...I'm not going to say it
:>)

Silbs said...

You just did Roy.

cowboygrrl said...

I find my paddling days "rest days;" physical, mental and spiritual.

Silbs said...

I get that.

suzette said...

does a canoe paddling count? and, amen!

Silbs said...

I suspect that our lead minister, Dr. DaveO, would say it does.

Susan said...

What about "kayakology", or (more ecumenically) "paddleology"? Try saying that last one quickly four times, just for fun!