He who takes time to be refreshed himself, who then shares that refreshed attitude with others– who is peaceful and joyful–is sure a lot better to be around. And when we are refreshed and relaxed and peaceful and joyful we are more generous, more loving–with ourselves and our resources. And it becomes a cycle: rest, be happy, be generous, get love in return. Wash, rinse, repeat.
And even better…when God gets time to refresh us He is more generous with us as well.
Maybe I am just jealous of the kindergarteners at school who get out their towels and blankies everyday and rest for 20 minutes–but all I know is they are some of the happiest and most generous beings I know. They have this figured out. Now we just have to give adults permission to do the same.