Beautiful Life Wednesday ( A little late!)
But since I often highlight issues of LIFE on "Beautiful Life Wednesdays" I thought it would be appropriate to post this beautiful but anonymous vintage poem I came across, which celebrates the beauty of sleeping. I like to think of it as being for children, but I suppose it would be fitting for any guest room as well. It's like a lullaby without music.
"Sleep Sweetly in This Quiet Room"
Sleep sweetly in this quiet room,
O thou, whoe'er thou art,
And let no mournful yesterdays
Disturb thy peaceful heart;
Nor let tomorrow scare thy rest
With thoughts of coming ill,
Thy Maker is thy changeless Friend,
His love surrounds thee still.
Forget thyself and all the world,
Put out each feverish light,
The stars are watching overhead--
Sleep sweetly, then. Good night.
If you are a blessed one who has a child or children, remember that it may feel like your days are long, your work is endless and perhaps thankless, but ask any mother who's children are grown and she will tell you the years flew by.
Enjoy those precious little ones.
And when they rest, get a few zzz's yourself!