Lord, it feels so good to relax, especially these days
when the pace is so hectic! Seems like the “unwinding
experience” at day’s end becomes more difficult as
my spring tightens.
When each typical day starts gaining momentum, I
must bring into focus what is vital to accomplish, and
what is less important. This awareness keeps me
from getting tense over things I can coast through with
a lighter touch.
Teach me the art of taking “minute vacations.” A brief
respite from the pressure of constant activity allows
me to be in tune with my own natural pace. Then I can
become more efficient with each task.
Another root cause of being “up tight” is my self-
centeredness! I spend so much time and energy gazing
at the problems as I travel down the road, that I only
glance now and then toward God!
–by Chaplain Don, 1998