An important insight and reminder from Lori:
Here’s the thing, St. Peter’s. Through your graciousness, I was on sabbatical last fall. I jokingly called it “The Sabbatical of Unfinished Projects.” And you know what? I didn’t get most of the projects done on my list. I had all the time in the world. (Well, three months.) And I had a well-curated list. I had priorities, and I had all of the supplies that I needed. And I didn’t get even a third of the projects completed. Or started.
When I stopped to listen during those early days of sabbatical, my soul called out, “Rest. Take a deep breath. Come to me.” And so I did. Back in the days when we were able to gather in person (you know, a few weeks ago), you would tell me, “You look different. Something’s changed.” And it has. But it’s not because of the cleaning, organizing, and purging. Nope. It’s because I learned how to sit in my rocking chair with a cup of tea.