I recently had about an hour to kill while I waited for my daughter to finish her shift where she works. I had no wi-fi, so messing around on the laptop was out, so I pulled out my new 2010 calendar and a notebook and used the time to think about the coming year. I made sure that my date book had all of my standing meetings, important family dates, and holidays all noted.
Then I started thinking about some of the sermon series that we have coming up at Seacoast and jotted down a few ideas that I will come back to at some point, even if just for a jump-start to other ideas. I grabbed my bible and looked up a couple of verses that came to mind as I pondered some themes and jotted them down as well.
What is going on?
This doesn’t ever happen… Me, just sitting, thinking, dreaming. But, I can’t tell you how amazing it felt! I’ve heard about people doing this, but it always seems to be the uber-cool people like Carlos Whittaker and Anne Jackson… not me. Yet, there I was.
I learned how valuable time like that is. Can I do it all the time? Probably not… but I’d like to have a goal of making time each month when I can get away from all that is ‘normal’ so I can think, organize, and dream… even if only for an hour.
Do you make this kind of time for yourself?