When we realize taking time for ourselves is important, it frees us to reflect on what gives us a “good tired.” For me, a good tired comes after doing yard work or riding my bicycle. I sleep well after digging in the dirt and mowing the lawn, and I rise refreshed and renewed for work the next day. How about you? Perhaps you work up a good tired in your garden or walking, reading, or soaking in the bathtub. Maybe you like to exercise at the gym or play cards with friends or do crafts. Jesus’ example inspires us to reflect on the relationship between service for others and care for ourselves. Jesus, others, and ourselves are all interconnected and important.
This message is adapted from “A Good Tired” written by Gwen Sayler in the June 2000 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.