A Day of Rest: It's Okay!

Feb 12, 2012, Written by Sue Miley

Reading. Napping. Sitting in a sun-filled window curled up with my puppies. A little lunch.  The Amazon delivery arrives. Reading again. Oh, Scramble with Friends.

I write a blog post.  Cleaned a little.  Just a little.  A need for productivity.

A long walk with the puppies. Sitting on the sun-drenched porch with the puppies and the book.  The book of a fellow blogger that I don’t know well.  Getting to know her through her words.

My daughter comes in.  Nudges me with her words.  I don’t bite.  She leaves.

A negotiation.  My son takes my car.  First to the grocery – my part of the deal.   Yes, we now have the biggest bag of beef jerky known to man.

I don’t leave the house.


“Is this okay Lord?”

“Do you need me to do anything today?”

A day of rest.

“It is okay” He says.

“Why do I feel I need to do?” I beseech.

“That is the world, not Me.”

The sun sets.

Sleep draws the book from my hands.

Peace settles in.

It was a good day.

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Sue Miley

Sue Miley MBA, MA, LPC helps small business owners build successful businesses on a foundation of Christian values. After 20 years in business, and 10 years as a Christian counselor, Sue uses a combination of faith, business and psychology to help clients in business and in life.

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