Hi. Remember me?
I know, I know, I know. It's been almost 2 months since I last posted. What can I say? Too busy? Too distracted? Too apathetic? All of the above? Yeah, that's it - All of the above.
But just because things have been quiet on the Korner doesn't mean I haven't been paying attention to what's going on around me. In the following days, I'll share a few observations I've noted, but haven't shared. And let's start with this one:
As I mentioned in my previous post (you know... the one from the middle of July), I like to walk in the park across the road from where I live and work. All summer long, I've been walking laps around the park, and for much of the summer I've seen how the draught conditions here in West Michigan have punished the pasture land in and around the park. Brown, crunchy, lifeless grass was the norm for much of June, July and nearly all of August. And, to be honest, I felt that way inside, too. Parched, beaten down, almost lifeless.
But then the rain came. Not much at first, but it came. Almost immediately, the grass in the park showed signs of life. And when we finally had one of those weeks where we had two, three, four inches of rain the grass looked like it had never even been pushed to the brink of dying.
Here's what I took from that: I sometimes psych myself out when it comes to personal growth, telling myself that I'm so far gone it will take a miracle to bring about new growth. I make it harder than it has to be. I learned this summer that a little rain is enough to refresh and restore me. A little personal time with God. A little journaling. A little silent reflection.
Just a little. Sometimes that's enough.