Friday, April 24, 2009
Get Back to Work, You
One great thing about a "real" weekend; i.e. sitting around doing nothing for a few days, is that at the end of the respite, work is again appealing. I'm headed out in a few minutes for a big weekend of work, ready to get to it.
I see this sort of thing all the time with my retired friends. When they first retire, they believe they'll be happy to play golf for the rest of their lives. And, for six months, they really are happy. After that they go back to work at Starbucks or the hardware store. Some retirees don't even wait for six months, but launch immediately back into volunteer work or go back to school straightaway. A life of complete, full-time leisure turns out to be boring, even depressing.
We humans are working animals. Sitting around with nothing to do isn't good for anyone. BUT - taking a break, resting in between bouts of work? A Very Good Thing. The Sabbath was - and still is - such a great idea.
Shabbat Shalom ya'll. Have a good weekend. Try taking a whole day off from all work, you'll be amazed at how refreshing it can be. Me? I'm rolling up my sleeves, ready for my work week. Oh yeah!