Summertime and the livin’ is easy; the fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high. Or as the writer of Ecclesiastes put it:

The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hurries to the place where it rises. For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die; a time to keep silence and a time to speak. Better is a handful with quiet than two handfuls with toil. I have seen the business that God has given to everyone to be busy with. God has made everything suitable for its time. Go, eat bread with enjoyment and drink your wine with a merry heart. For God long ago approved what you do. Enjoy life with the spouse God has given you in modern vernacular.

Stop and smell the roses and coffee. Even God rested after bringing harmony into the chaos that brooded over the face of the deep (Genesis 2:2) in order to rest up for the next step in Creation, which is Salvation. I think God is giving us a message in this continuing act of Divine creating. It would be a good idea if we took a rest occasionally so that we can get ready for the next step in our process of being created that is called getting out of the way of God so that we can behold the fair beauty of the Lord.

So take a break, at the shore or the mountains. But in any case, take a break!