someone said that when you start to actually keep a sabbath you will look forward to it with all your heart. this has happened to me. i long for the one day a week when no one puts expectations on me, when i can gently participate in life like a human who belongs on the earth.
just to notice things. to see that the leaves are changing. to revel in a taste or watch the sky. not to feel obligated to change what i see, to save the world so to speak, but to just see it and know that i belong here too. isn't this what holiness looks like, as well as all the trying and doing and responding?
my response on sabbath is simply to acknowledge. to know i am alive and others are alive also. to crouch like a toad under a flower and feel the soil and smell the scent. yup. a good day. a very good day.