Growing up I was taught Sunday is a day of rest.
Growing up in the south, Sunday was reserved for church and family.
Friends would come by for a big lunch or maybe an afternoon visit, but we were pretty low key on our Sunday’s.
I remember every spring our church would give us kites in the spring.
We always looked forward to this day because we would get to fly our kites after lunch.
It was a Sunday where my brother and I were guaranteed the adults would “play” with us outside because it was a yearly tradition.
Now days Sundays are “just another day” for so many.
I remember when there weren’t any businesses opened on Sundays. Maybe a grocery store or two and of course restaurants.
When the mall decided to open on Sundays it was not until 1:00 PM and at the time several people were outraged that you could shop on Sundays.
In the Bible belt, Sundays were for church.
You went to church, came home had a big lunch, maybe a nap and then went back to church that evening. Sometimes you spent all day at church.
For me personally, I still try to make it a day of rest.
Sometimes I take the boy to church and then we have lunch together.
I always try to find fun things for us to do together.
Anything from fishing, drawing to even watching a movie together – time just together bonding. Just spending time being.
So many people seem to forget this basic human need.
You don’t have to spend money and do all of these adventurous things to bond and just be together.
You just need to truly enjoy spending time with another human being. Quality time together.
This life is too short and relationships are so precious.
Why not take one day each week to truly enjoy this life?
Whether with others or yourself.
Take a little time off to recharge or just rest up before the week starts up and the chaos begins again.
I hope you all have a happy, fabulous Sunday!