The Lifeline of Rest – Week 38

by | Sep 28, 2013 | Uncategorized


I learned about the inextricable connection between joy and gratitude, and how things that I take for granted, like rest and play, are as vital to our health as nutrition and exercise. ~Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

Those things you’ve given up this week for the needful, the urgent, this must be done or else? May you be gracious to yourself, pick up that book or magazine lying at the bottom of the stack and savor the turn of each page. Stay in your pajamas past noon or slip on your running shoes and let go of the agenda. Loving yourself may look like choosing more than one cookie from the plate or saying, “No thank you.” Whatever it takes, say yes to loving yourself and remember rest isn’t extracurricular, it’s the main course. Choose wisely from the menu.

Happy Sabbath Friends!

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On Tuesday, October 1st, I’m hosting a series based on The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown where I plan to unpack what loving yourself looks like practically. We’ll be diving into the deep end of wholehearted living. Join me forRedemptions Beauty Book Club and here in the comments? I would be honored to have your input.



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  1. Missindeedy

    Hi Shelly – are you still accepting people to join the Redemptions Beauty Book Club for “The Gifts of Imperfection”?

    • Shelly Miller

      Yes, absolutely. Would love to have you join us.

  2. Joanne Norton

    I love the photo and the Word. A real blessing! Thank you much.

  3. JViola79

    I loved the quote from Brene Brown. I just finished Daring Greatly recently & loved it! Thank you for the reminder to rest, sabbath rest. Today may enjoy the main course 🙂 Loved this! I visited from the Sunday Community this morning.

    Have a wonderful Sunday,

  4. Tina

    Looking forward to reading along with you, Shelly.
    Thank you for writing!

  5. Lisa

    SO pleased to be joining the discussion of Brene’s book! I have read it (and her other titles) and always wanted to talk with others about these concepts. is your series also part of Nesters 31 link up?

  6. Marjory Zaik

    Thank you, Shelly. I regularly read your posts, but I rarely comment. I realize how helpful it is to writers to get comments, even if they are just words of thanks. Here are some. Best wishes, Marjory

  7. Megan Willome

    My husband made it possible for me to go away for one night–Saturday night. I don’t think I realized how run down I’ve been until I got away. Finding rest is so hard right now because weekends are worse. But I need to try.

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