When Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin first meet Strider at The Inn of the Prancing Pony, they are alarmed by his appearance and his reputation. Dirty and unkempt, folk advise them to steer clear of these mysterious wanderers.
One of the things I love about the natural world is how easy it is to find solace in all parts of it. A few weeks ago, I felt God as I looked over the ocean. Today, I feel Him as I listen to the rain fall outside my window.
This week, I’m giving myself permission to rest.
I have read that living a well-balanced life is the key to happiness. I have also read that living a well-balanced life is an unattainable myth. It’s hard to know who or what to believe, sometimes.
This is not an encouragement to drink tea, nor is it an encouragement to seek order or structure. This is an encouragement to evaluate your life as it stands right now. What little, seemingly inconsequential routines do you find there?
I like to think that I’m an enigma.
It is so freeing. Settling isn’t settling at all.