22 December 2010
The funny thing is, the pair had no way of knowing that they wouldn’t be living in Nazareth for the rest of their lives. And that’s kind of the way it is with me. I don’t know what the future holds. I was reminded the other day that I need to “put down some sort of roots” or act like I’ll be somewhere long enough to get a piece of furniture built, because otherwise I’ll always feel like I’m in limbo. And so with that, my pots and pans are heading back to Africa with me. BUT at the same time, there are lots of things that I bought before I realized I was quickly going to Africa. And they were things I needed at the time… and still could use, if transport was an option! The thing is that I’m realizing I need to plan for the future, yes… but I also need to live more fully in the moment. Because if I’m always worrying and thinking about the next five years, I’m never going to be able to fully experience, appreciate, and settle into living in the here and now… wherever that might be!