My FridayNightLight.org email today really filled me with enthusiasm for lighting my candles this weekend:
"Magical things happen when we rest. The mind quiets itself. The body lets go of tension.
That feeling of perpetual motion and not being able to keep up dissolve.
Shabbat, thanks to our Creator, is a weekly opportunity to rest and to recharge. When we take advantage of the profound opportunity for revitalization that Shabbat offers, we give ourselves the gift of self care.
Even if trips to a spa resort are beyond our means, Shabbat is always there as a spa for the soul and a rest for the body."