Since I am a full time student, my days off are normally spent in divinity school classes. However, today (Easter Monday) is a holiday for me, and I enjoyed my day off immensely.
I finished a novel this morning, and then attended a Zumba class.
Next I found myself at the church on a quest to find a piano and a hymn book. In a Sunday School classroom, I played an out of tune piano, or was that just my lack of practice? Anyways, joy flooded my soul as I played the top notes of the treble cleft. Songs with no sharps or flats were preferred, and I played songs in the key of F sharp or B flat as well. In elementary school, I weekly attended piano lessons, but soon other activities took over. Yet over the years I have discovered how soothing playing the piano is for me.
The rest of my day was spent with a great friend. We have made so many memories together in the past few years that we have known one another, and I am thankful for her. We shared lunch and great conversation. My friendship with her is one of the greatest blessings in my life.
Next I spent some shopping and then headed home for the rest of the evening. Today’s moments of joy, rest, and relaxation have been great, and I feel so energized.
Tomorrow I go back into my routine of work, homework, and chores, but I know God goes with me to sustain me. Also, I know that novels, exercise classes, shopping, and time with friends can always be incorporated into my schedule.