Sunday, January 25, 2009
A book titled Rest, chance to win a copy
Yes, I just read a book titled "Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity", written by Keri Wyatt Kent.
In 2009 what I hear from everyone I know is that we are all too caught up in busyness, and I find that this book is an antidote to that swept away by a "to do" list bustle.
The comfortable chair and garden view on the book's cover will draw you in, and inspire you to create that world for yourself, or that is what it did for me.
The favorite concept I read here is what the words "no" and "yes" mean, and how they affect us. Kent wrote on page 127 these words that resonate with me: "It's not nicer or better to say yes, because every time you say yes, you're saying no."
Wow, it is true!
If you say yes to one thing, you are saying no to another. Say yes to grocery shopping Thursday at 4 p.m. and you won't be playing with your child at 4 p.m. or writing a song, or making a quilt.
Kent advices us to pick our yeses carefully.
A technique she describes is pausing, and I am already using it. She says that we can benefit from stopping multi-tasking, and instead, concentrate on one thing at a time, even if only for twenty minutes.
Before moving on to the next activity, pause for thirty seconds to sit still and breathe.
Keri is having a book blog tour for "Rest" and one person who leaves a comment on this blog will be selected to win a free copy of her helpful book.
If you visit her blog she lists other blogs on this book tour where you can also leave a comment and enter to win a free copy. Head over to www.keriwyattkent.com to find out more.
And consider a 30 second pause before you do that :)