I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
I discovered an awesome concept while studying French verbs: “to rest” in French is literally “to put one’s self back.” See:
poser = “to put”
reposer = “to put back”
se reposer = “to rest,” and literally, “to put one’s self back.” (The se is the reflexive part that means “one’s self.”)
I love this! I think of Chip the teacup from Beauty and the Beast, going to sleep in his cupboard. When I go about my daily activities, I’m “out,” but when it’s time to rest, I put myself back. This concept has been helping me compartmentalize to deal with stress. Who knew learning a foreign language can be an aid to health?