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Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Seventh Day ~ September AW Blog Chain

Wow, it's that time already! The Absolute Write Blog Chain for September has begun, and it's my turn.  This month's prompt is the number seven.  *September used to be the seventh month of the old Roman calendar and its name literally means seventh "month," so this month is brought to you by 7. Write wherever the prompt inspires you, fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry. Do try and keep things at a PG-13 level, though.  This month, I opted for non-fiction piece.  Actually, I'm just sharing my opinion on a particular subject.  After reading mine, please check out my fellow AWer's posts.  The links are listed below.

The Seventh Day

I think most people are familiar with the concept of God creating the earth in six days and resting on the seventh.  And one of the ten commandments is to rest on the seventh day of the week.  Now if you're not a Christian, please don't tune out.  I don't think you have to be a Christian to agree with what I'm about to say. 

We need that seventh day; we need that day of rest.  And I forget that. 

In today's society, life can become quite hectic, crazy chaotic even.  And I know for me personally, I have a difficult time making myself sit still.  And shut my mind off? Forget it.  I always have a mental list of to-dos.  While completing one thing, I'm thinking of the next dozen.  Taking an entire day and keeping it as my day of rest is next to impossible.  How can I sit still when all around me I see things that need completed? But the problem is this: I wear myself out.  I go-go-go until I can't go any more.  And then I have to take time to rest.

I don't think we were meant to keep up at the fast pace we have created for ourselves.  Almost everything I do, I do hurriedly.  I rush through one thing because I know there's something to do next.  But you know what? There will always be something to do next.  That's just life.  The important thing is realizing the world won't end if I don't get those dishes done.  Or if I don't get the laundry put away.  Or fill in the blank for the chore you do most.  My house won't fall down if I take time to relax.  And I need to remember that.

Okay, now take a look at these:
Ralph Pines
writingismypassion (YOU ARE HERE)


  1. On the seventh day, I'll have seven beers to take my mind off the past week!! LOL

  2. And I shall have 7 margarita's!
    And I will take my time drinking them.

  3. And I'll have seven Dr. Peppers! Not alcoholic...but to me equally as satisfying ;)

  4. And perhaps I'll have 7 shots of...espresso? Wow, I'd be wound for sound then! Wouldn't help me rest any. :)

  5. You're definitely right about relaxing, especially since in many cultures "recreation" is just another form of the rat race. My sports team needs me fired up! I caught more fish than you! I smoked you in Call of Duty XVII: Electric Boogaloo!

    Surely there is a happy medium between that and, say, the Orthodox Jewish view of the Sabbath as a day of enforced rest where turning on a light might be viewed as too much creative work.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts!