As buds appear on dogwood trees,
green shoots come up through the ground
migrating birds join the spring chorus
that greets us louder each day,
we remember how you created.
We also remember the way you modeled rest,
taking time to notice what is good
to revel in the beauty of creation just as it is.
Help us to take breaks from our creating, consuming, and nurturing,
prioritizing healthy rhythms of work and rest in our lives
being intentional about our own self-care
showing support to others who need to say no.
Help us to let go of the need to constantly improve, produce, and perfect,
noticing your presence even in chaos
recognizing your image even in the imperfect
allowing space for what will unfold in your timing.
Help us to take time to connect with you,
resting in the deep knowing that who we are is enough
that we are beloved, just as we are.