Living Open and Big

“If I could save time in a bottle the first thing that I’d like to do

 is to save every day ‘til eternity passes away

just spend them with you.” Jim Croce

The days of our lives blow by like leaves on a November wind, swirling in ways we don’t anticipate, appearing aimless in their trajectory, only to land us right where we are meant to be.

The eighth anniversary of my husband Perrin’s death came and went this week. It seems surreal that it’s been eight years and feels like an eternity on the other end.

Sometimes it’s nice to have a chance during such remembrances of death to sit with yourself, to gather your thoughts around how you want to spend your days. Because the only guarantee is that your days will be short. (Or at least shorter than you think.)

So I reflected for a while on All Saints Day with poet (and The Artist’s Way facilitator) James Nave on what it means to live a life that is simple, open and big on his radio show this week.

As I head out to Natural Bridge, Virginia to lead the All Lutheran Women’s Retreat this weekend, I invite you to ponder that same question. What does it mean to YOU to live a life that is simple, open, and big?

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