"In learning that I need these marks for my border crossings, I learned that I also need them at home. I need to nod to God when I leave my driveway, to give thanks for the road and for my journey on it. When I return to my driveway, I again nod to God and give thanks for the return from my journey. These little rituals give a proportion to my life, marking the variety and difference and nuances of my days. These nods to God tell me that my whole life is holy and that the holiness comes to me in different parts. These nods sabbath me. They bring the right size to me and my days."

To Practice: Try this ritual practice of nodding to God as a way of expanding the sabbath.

Donna Schaper in Sabbath Keeping