In this age of productivity, I consider one of my great successes the simple choice of resting for my first year of retirement.  I made no demands on myself, no deadlines; I let go of any ideas of producing some written work to be able to “show” the world something I did.  I simply rested.  I let my spirit breathe and my mind unwind from decades of working at high levels of leadership.

Deep peace is my reward from this rest.  I now feel ready to start making lists of things to do and accomplish again.  A sabbath year is a gift to yourself worth working to achieve.