Friday, June 18

Meditating On the Longest Night of the Year

I thought I knew what I wanted to write about for this blog post, but I think I'll save that for another day. I woke up this morning feeling tired and drained and just plain icky. So I rolled over and went back to sleep. The next time I woke up I had a sore throat and a really dry mouth. I thought, oh, great, I'm getting sick. I got up, got something to drink, stayed up for a while, then again went back to bed. The next time I woke up the sore throat was pretty much gone, but as they say, my "get up and go" had gotten up and left. Just before I sat down to write this post, I realized, oh, yeah. Tomorrow's the Solstice. Tonight's the longest night of the year. Lovely. So now that I've slept most of the day, will I be up all night on the longest night of the year?

But lest you despair that your inspiration blogger has nothing for you this day, I have a few thoughts that I hope do bring you some inspiration. Use the extra minute or so you've been given each day for a purpose. Get closer to a dream or closer to someone you love or closer to God. The extra time is a gift. Use it as one.

And you know what? Don't be afraid of the dark. On the longest night of the year or any other time. Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark is coming up on my TBR list. The darkness and night have gifts to offer too. After all, God created light and dark.

This post will go live at 3am my time. If I am awake, I'll check back in with you to let you know what's on my mind. Star  Tom Hall
Tom Hall

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