April Love 07 Dear Rest

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Dear Rest,

At times you elude me. Most of the time you elude me in fact.

There is no rest for the weary…

But Rest is more than Sleep.

Rest is being content

Rest is allowing yourself to have a break, to take a load off.

Rest is putting your mind, body and soul at ease through meditation.

Rest is a music note, asking to take a break.

Rest is a time for refreshment.

Rest is to stop movement.

Rest is to cease working.

Rest allows you time to recover your strength.

Rest means ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity.

Rest is also an object that is used to support something.

Rest is but a small word, yet means so many amazing things.

 

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rest/
verb
verb: rest; 3rd person present: rests; past tense: rested; past participle: rested; gerund or present participle: resting
  1. 1.
    cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.
    “he needed to rest after the feverish activity”
    synonyms: relax, take a rest, ease up/off, let up, slow down, have/take a break,unbend, unwind, recharge one’s batteries, be at leisure, take it easy,put one’s feet up; More

    • allow to be inactive in order to regain strength, health, or energy.
      “her friend read to her while she rested her eyes”
    • leave (a player) out of a team temporarily.
      “both men were rested for the final game”
    • (of a dead person or body) lie buried.
      “the king’s body rested in his tomb”
    • (of a problem or subject) be left without further investigation, discussion, or treatment.
      “the council has urged the planning committee not to allow the matter to rest”
    • allow (land) to lie fallow.
      “the field should be grazed or rested”
    • LAWNORTH AMERICAN
      conclude the case for the prosecution or the defense in a law case.
      “the prosecution rests”
  2. 2.
    be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position.
    “her elbow was resting on the arm of the sofa”
    synonyms: lie, be laid, repose, be placed, be positioned, be supported by

    “his hands rested on the rail”
    • place (something) so that it is supported in a specified position.
      “he rested a hand on her shoulder”
      synonyms: support, prop (up), lean, lay, set, stand, position, place, put

      “she rested her basket on the ground”
    • (of a look) alight or be steadily directed on.
      “his eyes rested briefly on the boy”
    • be based on or grounded in; depend on.
      “the country’s security rested on its alliances”
      synonyms: be based on, depend on, be dependent on, rely on, hinge on, turn on, be contingent on, revolve around, center on

      “the film script rests on an improbable premise”
    • place hope, trust, or confidence on or in.
      “she rested her hopes in her attorney”
    • belong or be located at a specified place or with a specified person.
      “ultimate control rested with the founders”
noun
noun: rest; plural noun: rests; suffix: -rest; suffix: -rests
  1. 1.
    an instance or period of relaxing or ceasing to engage in strenuous or stressful activity.
    “you look as though you need a rest”
    • a motionless state.
      “the car accelerates rapidly from rest”
      synonyms: a standstill, a halt, a stop

      “passengers queried why the train had come to rest several miles before the next station”
    • MUSIC
      an interval of silence of a specified duration.
    • MUSIC
      the sign denoting a rest.
    • a pause in speech or verse.
  2. 2.
    an object that is used to support something.
    “a chin-rest”
    synonyms: stand, base, holder, support, rack, frame, shelf

    “she took the poker from its rest”
    • a support or hook for a telephone receiver when not in use.
    • a support for a cue in billiards or pool.
Origin
Old English ræst, rest (noun), ræstan, restan (verb), of Germanic origin, from a root meaning ‘league’ or ‘mile’ (referring to a distance after which one rests).
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rest/
noun
noun: rest
  1. 1.
    the remaining part of something.
    “what do you want to do for the rest of your life?”
    • the remaining people or things; the others.
      plural noun: rest
      the rest of us were experienced skiers”
      synonyms: remainder, residue, balance, remaining part/number/quantity, others,those left, remains, remnant(s), surplus, excess;

      technicalresiduum
      “the rest of the board members are appointees”
verb
verb: rest; 3rd person present: rests; past tense: rested; past participle: rested; gerund or present participle: resting
  1. 1.
    remain or be left in a specified condition.
    “you can rest assured she will do everything she can to help her”
    synonyms: remain, continue to be, stay, keep, carry on being

    “you may rest assured that he is there”
Origin
late Middle English: from Old French reste (noun), rester (verb), from Latin restare‘remain,’ from re- ‘back’ + stare ‘to stand.’

So rest on my friends.

Allow time in your day to rest.

Schedule it if you have to.

Your soul depends on those moments of rest to be the strong, beautiful, powerful you that you are.

 

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Take time for rest. To at lest close your eyes for a moment, Breathe deeply and re center yourself as many times as needed throughout the day!

Until Next Time, Namaste,

XoXo TrishaTrixie

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