Monday, May 26, 2008

Nothing doing. . .

. . . nothing done . . . on this Memorial Day. I took to heart one of the quotes I put up on my GraceNotes blog: "Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest."
— Ashleigh Brilliant (Ashleigh Brilliant is the (real) name of a man who is known for his one liners he calls ‘pot-shots’. He’s also a cartoonist. He was born in 1933 and is living in California.)

Oh, I learned that Memorial Day, known as Decoration Day, was first enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, and was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action. It therefore commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country.

1 comment:

Being Beth said...

Yes, and when you don't take that urgent rest, sometimes God knocks you flat on your back and forces it. Sometimes I forget that the Sabbath Rest is Holy and required not only for physical, emotional, and spiritual health -- it is required of us by God -- no matter what day of the week we choose. I think it's part of the whole rhythm of life thing -- giving/taking, sending/receiving, etc. I'm glad you took a rest because you've just spent a week giving so generously of all the beautiful Nancy that you are. I hope you feel the blessed holiness of it all.

Love,

Beth