Term has finally ended, and I have to admit that for me the hiatus of the summer holidays is always a time to pause and reflect a little on the past and future. A lot of things have happened over the past few months, and change is the word that keeps coming to mind. There’s been a new job for me, retirement for Kev, and personal and health problems with both our boys. Other changes include moving into new work premises, joining a new church and anticipating Paul starting college in September.
This coming weekend should bring an opportunity to seriously reflect as I am going on retreat tomorrow– to a Benedictine monastery known for its bee keeping – (I think those boxes are hives?) But I don’t want to reflect on the past, or at least I only want to focus on some of the positive changes that the past few months have brought and NOT the negatives.
I will be meeting some friends on the retreat and I am aiming just to be – to be myself and be with others, feel peace and joy and have fun. I logged on to Peter Bosco’s Liturgy blog today and found this post about finding God in the everyday things. The thoughts in it seemed right for this moment, and, since I leave tomorrow morning, and might not be blogging until at least Tuesday, I will leave you with it.