Summer is the perfect time to take naps. And napping can be a spiritual exercise because it encourages us to trust. Here's how Edward Hays puts it in Pray All Ways.: "The front door of sleep is bodily rest, but where does the back door lead? The back door leads to the Prayer of Napping as an external sacrament of the inner ability to 'let go' of managing every aspect of our lives." So give in to that urge to snooze. Afterwards you may just rejoice with Issa who wrote the following haiku: "Napped half the day; / No one / punished me!"

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat in Summertime and Living Takes Practice