We ended up going on vacation this past week, which was AMAZING. This photo is of where I was sitting doing my Bible study one morning. I got to do my Bible study on the beach twice 😀 It’s been years since I’ve been to the beach and I can’t tell you how much I missed the ocean! It’s been a little rough coming back though. On the one hand, I’m excited to get back to routine, to work on the things I’m passionate about. On the other, routine is so mundane and slow. Change takes so much work before results show up.
With the election in the USA this week, I’ve been thinking about how huge shifts can happen so suddenly. Regardless of which candidate you were rooting for, I’m not sure anyone expected the presidential race to be quite so close. It’s been interesting watching the varied responses from all parties involved.
Anyway! Thinking about how cranky I am to be thrown back into my daily grind coupled with thoughts of turning points has made me consider how important the daily grind actually is. See, turning points don’t actually happen all at once–regardless of whether we see them coming. In a lot of ways they carry the kinetic energy of thousands of tiny shifts, thousands of tiny decisions, tiny actions, tiny moments of being. It’s like how standing on shifting sand can throw you off balance despite the minuscule size of a grain of sand. The little decisions change where our turning points are and how they turn out.
Maybe some days the daily grind feels a little pointless–after all, the dishes will just need washed again tomorrow, etc., etc., etc.–but it’s actually how we move forward and make sure that our turning points turn out well.