I had a crazy challenging week that trampled my heart peace. The week included pre-holiday family agitation, a faulty thunderbolt port in my brand-new laptop that required multiple chats with techs (and the last one was a jerk), and “help” fell short of satisfaction.

I’ve been low-key concerned that I wouldn’t be able to recover my energy before our retreat, which starts in one hour. But when I woke this morning, the calm I had been missing was there.

The migrant robins that weren’t here yesterday filled the north field and the skies promise to clear. Those things help, but I know why the peace returned: it’s retreat day.

My peace is here, in this creative unfolding.

And I understand again, this is where I was going all along.

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