Thank you, O God, for helping us see the value of holidays. May we take those times of extra rest and refreshment for what they are intended. Let leave them open for time with those we love, naps, joy and laughter. Allow any tension or anxiety we are carrying to abate, if only for a little while. May we use this time to reflect on what we might release from our already busy lives and recognize when to pass certain responsibilities on to others. Let us use this time to better see the world around us and perhaps adjust a direction we may be taking because of that reflection. May your spirit guide us now and always. Amen.