Give us to go blithely on our business this day, bring us to our resting beds weary and content and undishonored, and grant us in the end the gift of sleep.
–Robert Louis Stevenson
Tonight, our reward for the day is sleep. To make sleep peaceful and relaxing, and filled with pleasant thoughts, we can spend time gently closing our minds to the day’s events.
We can walk down a pleasant, nature-filled path in our minds. With each step we can move farther away from the day’s activities and the many tasks we did or left undone. Look around us. We can see lakes and mountains and hear the soothing sounds of a speeding stream. Nothing is important now except peace of mind and the hours ahead in which our minds will be at peace.
Before we shut off the light we can spend a few minutes visualizing our pleasant nature walks. We can think "Let Go and Let God" and feel the day’s tensions and pressures fall from our shoulders. Today has been good. We can then close our eyes and let the reward of sleep drift over us.
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Night Light by Amy E. Dean
Night Light by Amy E. Dean. Copyright 1986, 1992 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.