I’ve spent the last week at our west coast regional center nestled in the woods on the shores of Lake Washington. This morning I didn’t have to be anywhere especially early, and so I was able to stay warm and cozy in bed and listen to the pitter patter of rain on the roof. I know that I am a Pacific Northwesterner at heart, because oh how I have missed that sound! I head back to winter on Monday when I go home to New Jersey (weather permitting), and so it was nice to be able to soak it all in.
I’ve also been soaking in the presence of people, especially Sisters who are dear to me here at west coast groovy sister hq. It’s been far too long since I was here, given that I was frantically trying to finish my graduate studies in order to begin my new leadership gig last month. One blessing of my new role is that I will be back much more often. I know that, and it makes me happy, but this week has also done wonders for my spirit. Relationships and landscapes can shape us in such a way that we carry them with us, no matter where we go. Even so, it is important when you can to situate yourself in proximity to those people and places who hold a special place in your heart, soaking them in, refreshing and renewing your spirit.
God is good friends. God is good.