Saturday, October 31, 2009


I've had plenty, the past few days.  Tho not by choice (food poisoning), I really enjoyed it.  I'd forgotten how much I truly cherish alone time.

"I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden

I used to have a sort of standing rule that I have 24hrs of alone time every week.  There were weeks when it would just happen, and there were weeks when I had to be deliberate about it.  I've felt lately that maybe God was calling me to not be so protective of my alone time and to trust Him more, so I've said "yes" to many more things than I normally would.   I have been blessed by new opportunities, friends and experiences I would not be having if I wasn't saying yes to more.

I do think I need more discernment in my yes'.  Jesus sought alone time. (Luke 5:16)  Obviously it is a good thing.  I know, for me, alone time with Jesus hiking in His creation is my favorite.  It sooo refuels me. I definitely need some help finding a balance.  Perhaps a hike is in order for tomorrow...*big smiles*


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