~ a stroll ...
~ reading a book ...
~ going out to eat ...
Whatever your hands find to do this weekend—don't forget to see the beauty in your life. The beauty around you. The gifts. His gifts. Count them. Thank Him for them. Thank Him for life, the breathing—inhaling, exhaling. Pay attention to your surroundings, the smiles, the laughter, the joy, the peace, the sun or the snow, your love one, fellowship, solitude.
Let His beauty & grace be a reflection of what you display, and as Ann Voskamp says, "Dare to live fully right where you are."
"Come, rest awhile, and let us idly stray
In glimmering valleys, cool and far away
Come from the greedy mart, the troubled street,
And listen to the music, faint and sweet
That echoes ever to a listening ear,
Unheard by those who will not pause to hear
The wayward chimes of memory's pensive bells,
One step aside and dewy buds unclose
The sweetness of violet and the rose;
Song and romance still linger in the green,
Emblossomed ways by you so seldom seen,
And near at hand, would you but see them, lie
All lovely things beloved in days gone by.
You have forgotten what it is to smile
In your too busy life come rest awhile."
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery