As the end of the year approaches, numerous questions come to mind. One in particular is, what is rest? As I have reflected on my past life I have noticed an unwanted, unsettled, uneasy manner about myself. Never have I ever taken a vacation or taken the time to enjoy life. When growing up, my mother used to have to force me to bed when I was sick, because I wanted to perform or take on a certain task. Resting is a sense of peace that sustains you mentally, emotionally, and physically. After all of the naps and long hours of sleep, that wasn’t enough. The rest that my creator provides for me is what I realize to be more than sufficient. Rest from within is how I am able to endure tough times and reach minor and major goals. Some days are better than others, but as I continue to climb the ladder of age I lean on that rest, peace that keeps my heart and mind at ease. With this mentally, I look to the left, I look to the right and what do I see? Goals being met, spiritual growth, mental strength and guess what? There is more to come.