Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Slice of Life Challenge Day 1
I've sat down and tried to write today three separate times.
Some days I just don't have a lot of polished language to put out into the world, but if I am going to take on this challenge, some knots will have to remain.
We started a new trimester yesterday, and while I look forward to a change of pace, there is something that has me feeling deflated.
Maybe it's the momentum I'd built vanishing overnight. Maybe it's Lent.
There's something about Lent that quiets parts of me. The fuss that stirs inside of me on a daily basis is forced to take a reprieve when I'm told, "For you are dust, and to dust you shall return."
Oh yeah, I'm human and fallible.
Some day I won't be here, and while it would be difficult to live in that thought, it's important to return to that thought at points. There is time to patient. There is time to be kind. There is time to love.
There is time to meditate on God's Word and the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for me.
In a period of time where I find myself flitting from moment to moment, I am grateful for the quiet and the reminder of my vocation as an educator.
So, may the quiet guide me toward patience, kindness, and love when my surroundings aren't easy.
Let my quiet navigate the loud.