1: a period of temporary delay
2: an interval of rest or relief
Origin of RESPITE
Middle English respit, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin respectus, from Latin, act of looking back
First Known Use: 13th century
Another word that I love, and think should be used more often in conversation.
This word came to mind this past weekend, as I attended a caregiver seminar at my church. One of the points made again and again is that caregivers need a time of respite. It can be very stressful to be a caregiver and often becomes all-consuming.
A time of respite, away from the tasks at hand, will refresh and renew both your body and mind.
I’ll bet you could use some respite right now!