The other day, I was listening to the podcast But Why with my kiddos. It was about ants. At one point, the ant scientist answered a question about whether ants sleep by noting that all animals sleep. For some reason, I did not know that already. All animals rest. Every one of them. I am an animal. Why in the world would I feel that I should be able to constantly be active? Why do I feel guilty when I want to rest? Rest is normal. Rest is a corollary of being a creature.
This is not the first time I’ve had a realization like this about rest, and my guess is it won’t be the last. But I did need to remember it this week. Maybe you do too.