Coming from the Hebrew word "shabat", it literally means a ceasing.
It's a rest from work, or a break, lasting two months to a year.
In being halted from doing lots of things I normally do, I am tentatively looking at the time my shoulder break needs to heal as a sort of "sabbatical", or a gift.
A good thing.
A novel concept, huh?
Seeing this whole ridiculous time in my life as a gift?
Unfortunately, my first thoughts are, "Why? Why should I see this broken shoulder time as a break? A rest? A gift?"
Rest isn't something I naturally do for an extended time, all though it's something I often think about.
I can struggle all I want.
Or all I think I need to. Which, really is just pride.
It doesn't do me much good, 'cause my shoulder just isn't going to work.
I am deciding to learn during these days.
I desire to learn to accept this accident as a gift of restorative time.
And if I deny this TIME I have been given, aren't I shaming the Gift-giver?
So, each day, I will purposely open this gift.
Lean into it.
Find quietness in it.
Find more of myself in it.
Find the beauty in it.
Hoping you will find a gift of time to open just for you today.