I once asked a group of friends what they did on their Sabbath days. One said she always tried to do something with her kids that would create lasting memories.
I’ve thought about that a lot since that conversation a few months ago. And I absolutely love the idea that we can create memories for our families. Often, taking the time out, like we did when we unplugged, to do something special and different provides some relaxation and rejuvenation all on it’s own.
It’s the reason we go on vacations, isn’t it? To relax. Take a break. Sabbath. Reconfigure our thoughts so that they focus on the important things – family, friends, God (not necessarily in that order.).
Memories are important. And remembering to take the time to create them is important.
Whenever I think back on my own memories, it’s often the big things that I remember. However, it’s not those big vacations and huge activities that helped shape me. It’s the little things that I did with my family that shaped and created who I am today.
So when we Sabbath, when we take a break from our work and enjoy the people around us, the nature around us, the beauty around us, we create opportunities for memories. It’s collecting sea shells at the beach. Raking all the leaves and then jumping in them. Drawing on the driveway with chalk. Checking out the animals at the zoo or watching the fish swim at an aquarium.
Our memories are something that no one can take away from us. And Sabbath was definitely created for memories.
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