Rest is a key ingredient to getting healthy.
Friday evening we connected with some friends from college along the beautiful shores of Siesta Key on the Gulf of Mexico.
We caught up, watched the sunset, attended a short drum corp presentation, and then sat down to a delicious Hungarian dinner of Chicken Paprikash with Spaetzle. We learned of our old friends' life happenings and heard new stories from their friends who joined us (and graciously prepared the dinner).
We were honored to be included at their condo, the pristine beach, the Veteren's Day ceremony, and a most significant space in time, for such a time as this.
I mention this to urge you to get some R & R. Take a moment to live in the moment. You don't have to be alongside the ocean, but you do have to be intentional and persistent. Inhale the good life and exhale the regrets.
Age humbles us, no? It did me Friday night. I came away refreshed. I came away with a renewed motivation to schedule more of these kind of days/evenings. I came away stuffed with spaetzle and community. I came away with new friends and their inspirational stories I will not soon forget.
I came away filled to overflowing.
I came away rested.
"They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and humble hearts." Acts 2:46 The New Testament