I wish I could do some traveling right about now. No luck this year. I’m taking this week off, but I’m staying around the house. I have a lot of catch-up work to do, and I’ve got a sick dog. Oh well.
More than anything else, I just need some down time. Like just about everyone I know, it seems like we continue to jump from thing to thing, taking each day as it comes. It’s hard to see the transformation in that. More like just getting through another day. Not the best way to live, and that’s why we need a recharge from time to time.
This past weekend, I was with a great group of college students making a retreat. It was wonderful to have the chance to spend some time with them, and I’m really looking forward our interactions in the fall. One of the things that was discussed several times throughout the weekend was the importance of balance. I don’t think there’s many people who are called to juggle as much as active college students do. Ah, but they have youthful energy and can recharge much faster than the rest of us. Well, most of them.
This week, I hope to finalize some of the changes I want to make on my blog. I’m planning a few dinners as well, and hopefully we’ll use up some of my tomatoes which seem to be especially bountiful this year. I’m thinking a nice marinara sauce, bruschetta, gazpacho. The list goes on…
I hope you have a very blessed week, and get the chance for a little recharge yourself. If you don’t think you have the time, use one of the 3 minute retreats from Loyola Press. They’re great.