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2012-03-08 / Church

Just a Thought.......


Rev.DaveFischer Rev.DaveFischer So, I’m drinking my morning coffee and looking at the rain and feeling tired and trying to decide why I did not sleep well when a new phrase entered my mind. “Non-responsible sleep”.

Having never heard it before, I stopped to give it some consideration. “Oh!”, I says to myself, “That’s why babies ‘sleep like a baby’!

They don’t have responsibilities. And, lacking those, they don’t have worries, either.”

Worries are the burden of those who have gotten beyond infancy and entered the time known as “I have to”.

In my case, and perhaps yours, I had to get up at a certain hour in order to be on time. Not wanting to be late, and not trusting alarms, I kept waking up to check the clock. I was suffering from responsible sleep. And I was envious of those who have the luxury of “non-responsible sleep”.However, now that I have discovered the cause of my insomnia, I’m going to see my doctor. But, I don’t want a prescription for sleeping pills, rather, I am going to ask him to write “take eight hours of non-responsible sleep and call me in the morning.”You might want to contact your physician, too.

It’s just a thought.

Rev. David Fischer is interim Minister at First Christian Church in Lexington

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