“The absence of quiet in a man or woman’s life leads to a state of soul insanity.” -Dan Webster
Since integrity is doing what you say you will do, and because my core value is faith, I believe in the value of rest and quiet. So in our home, Sunday is a protected day of rest. I don’t fire up the computer from work and check email or work on projects no matter how overwhelmed I may feel.Over the course of time, I’ve learned the value of a Sabbath day. I look forward to that day as I know I won’t be working and that I’ll be spending time with friends, family and God.
Last week I landed a large contract and had the familiar feeling of being overwhelmed with work. By Thursday, I was strung tight as a drum. Thursday evening my husband and I sat on the back patio in the porch swing as the sun went down. We watched a star as it rose in the east, as more and more stars started to twinkle in a darkening sky, and then it happened – the insects began to sing. The pleasant music of nature had a soporific effect, washing away the stress and tension and gently wooing me to rest and relaxation. I’m not sure how long I sat in the swing – motionless, simply listening to God’s creation. Surrounded by insect songs, I found soul sanity.