AJ Jacobs is Jewish by birth, nominally Jewish by faith and a funny and poignant writer. In the Year of Living Biblically he encountered several surprises as he did his best to literally live out what he read in the Bible for 365 days. One of his biggest surprises was the blessing of keeping the sabbath.
"As a workaholic (I check my emails in the middle of movies), I learned the beauty of an enforced pause in the week. No cell phones, no messages, no thinking about deadlines. It was a bizarre and glorious feeling."
May you encounter the bizarre and glorious.