I was just thinking about the commandment in the Old Testament: “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy.” Also, in Genesis, it notes that, during the creation process, that God rested on the seventh day. I understand that weeks can be very hectic, even with church and families and whatnot. But I had another thought today.
Today is one of the most gorgeous days I have seen in a long while. It’s sunny with a few clouds, beautiful breezes, and it’s lovely-warm outside. I have the doors and windows open in the house, breeze sweeping through and freshening the air, cleaning out the stuffiness and filling my house with the lightness of spring. If for no other reason, I think that commandment holds true for no other reason than for the opportunity to sit back, relax, take in, and appreciate days like this.
Day like this fill me with a profound sense of beauty, peace, happiness, and love. Days like this make me feel like leaping and shouting for joy. How does the song go? “I wanted to ring out the bells and fling out my arms and to sing out the news!” I am guessing that part of this elation is also the sense of freedom that I feel, what with my grading all done and filed away, the sense of accomplishment that I feel at having a clean desk back at school. I am supremely content in this day.
And that is a wonderful thing to be able to say! ^_^