Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on rest.
Rest your head on my lap.
Your body into mine.
Rest your eyes now, it is time to sleep and your day is done.
Rest your mind
and your soul.
You have done well today, you tried, you did the best you could.
You played and laughed and ran.
You tackled a problem, you figured out another way.
This place, the house, it is your comfort, it is where you come to rest.
It can always be your sanctuary, it can always be home base.
Rest with me, lay next to me, take a deep breath in and out and let the day go with me.
I will read you that story, I will snuggle you tight.
Head to head and nose to nose, we will talk and whisper about the day.
We will watch it unfold, and then we will put that to rest too.
Because it is behind us and tomorrow will be new.
Rest with me, fold into me, fit with me like you always do.
Let go of any anxiety or stress, let go of any parts of the day you wish you could redo.
We all make mistakes,
it is time to put ours to bed.
Find your spot on the bed, the one that takes you in and makes you feel so cozy.
Snuggle in to love and rest your heart.
Watch your chest rise and fall with ease, your day is done.
Rest with me now and fill yourself back up.
Fill yourself with natural joy.
Rest with me and tomorrow we will start new.