Today is "National Relaxation Day" (who knew there was such  thing), and when he realized that, it seems Mayor George K. Heartwell stopped to think about how important relaxation is.

This morning on his Facebook page, the Mayor formally announced that August 15 (Friday) will be Relaxation Day in Grand Rapids!

He said,

WHEREAS, wellness and contentment, both fundamental components of a life well lived, are results of practiced relaxation; and
WHEREAS, it is vital to clear our calendars, unplug from technology and make time for daily self-care to refresh and renew our bodies and minds; and
WHEREAS, the simple act of smiling or breathing deeply or stretching our muscles results in a chain reaction of responses that revitalizes our physical and mental health; and
WHEREAS, a life balanced with a commitment to relaxation is a life without fatigue, burn out, or stress related illnesses;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, George K. Heartwell, Mayor of the City of Grand Rapids, do hereby recognize August 15, 2014, as RELAXATION DAY in Grand Rapids, and urge all citizens to take the time to refresh, reflect, and relax in your own way.

What are you going to do to relax?