I am so sorry to all my beloved calendar holders for being ssso late on this post for the March image. It’s been a crazy month already, and I’m just now finding some time to get in here to share this photo. After my recent visit to Acadia this past weekend, this image feels like so long ago! And actually, it kind of was almost a year ago. This was another one of my special evening after-work excursions with Josh. We set out to the Pine Point Fishing Co-Op, which had been a destination recommended by a friend. It was early June, and my spirit longed for adventure after a long winter.
The sky was pretty dull and gray for most of the time we spent there, believe it or not, and this is the only photo I got. It had been gray all day in fact, but I didn’t care. I needed to get out so badly, and I think that’s what I remember the most, if I’m being honest.
When we got there, the sun was going down fast, and I ran to the beach and snapped a couple of photos. The only one I got that entire trip. Originally we had hoped for high tide, but looking back, I’m happy to have caught this solitary dinghy on the sand beneath the clouds.
After that, we sat on the dockside, and I enjoyed my time away from the computer, followed by a pretty tasty Lobster Roll at a hole-in-the-wall place with picnic tables,I couldn’t even tell you where.
I don’t know who needs to hear this today, but experience has dictated to me that taking moments of rest when you need them is the key to productivity. When I got home that day, I returned to work and was quite productive. Sometimes we must allow ourselves to be swept away for a couple of hours. It’s not about the quantity you spend away from your desk (or work or home or fill in the blank); it’s the quality. Two hours sometimes can be worth more than two days. Sometimes two days are worth more than two weeks. Life is funny like that, and time is relative, as Einstein so graciously pointed out.
Is it time for you to find rest and solitude in the gifts God has given to you? If so, I encourage you to take it. You never know what you might discover.