Rather than focusing on the cold and crummy, think about all the flowers, green grass, and leaves that will seem to "just appear" one day when the sun returns. Mother Nature is enjoying a longer slumber this year but the beauty we'll see in the next couple weeks will be breath-taking. I'm sure of it.
One of my favorite spots to enjoy a Spring afternoon is on our back deck, especially on Sundays or a day of rest. This had me thinking this morning, Sundays, when I was a kiddo, were a day of rest for everyone. Grocery stores were closed and if you ran out of milk, then you were out of milk until Monday. Families got together at grandma's with the extended family.
No one was on a cellular device, tablet, or glued to a television. We were interacting with each other, enjoying the fresh air, and making memories. All these activities helped us to relax and sharpen our saws (recharge the exhaustion of work with activities we enjoy) on the Sabbath. Since stores weren't open and the kids' sports NEVER had games on a Sunday - no one had to choose between resting and family time or commitments.
What do you think would happen if today's society honored the Sabbath and gave everyone a day off each week? A day where EVERYONE had the day off to spend with family...Is it possible?
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy”.