lovely photos from Stacey Winters' blog.
I have been listening to local radio station 106.9 fm lately. This station has been aired in my house since I was a little girl. 106.9 The Light is a Christian station. They play amazing contemporary Christian music. Now before you drift off on me here, let me finish my story. Stick with me.
Anyway. Sometimes I just need to feel centered spiritually and I find it helpful to listen to good music and words of encouragement. I think we all need that at times. Whether you are religious or not, regardless of your beliefs, we all have a need to feed our spirit. I find that when I listen to this station my mind doesn't drift off into make-believe. I stay grounded in reality. (Which, I admit, I don't always want to do.) Sometimes I like to let my imagination go off into orbit and feel like I have a different life than I have.
Yesterday, while heading back to work from lunch, the dj made a comment that really touched my heart. This is rare. So I thought it would be worth sharing. She said "Spending time with God doesn't take time out of your life. It puts life into your time." I agree. Once again, regardless of your beliefs, I think that nurturing our spiritual side is well worth our time. It enriches our life experience. It gives us hope. It fills our hearts with love. It slows us down. And we could all stand to slow down just a bit. Don't you think?