Confession: I have never been one to watch the news or read the newspaper. I remember when I was in elementary school, I would always have "Current Events" homework that I had always dreaded doing. And to be quite honest, though I am well into my adulthood now, I still don't like watching or reading the news as it is often grim and upsetting. It only reminds me of the brokenness in this world and sometimes, I would rather just not think about it. But recently, I have realized just how selfish my mentality has been - my privilege of not having to hear or read so that I can maintain my level of comfort.
This week has had its ups and downs. With many loved ones scattered around the world, I have been trying to keep up with what is going on in the world, to my best ability. But often, I find myself feeling quite discouraged and I realize just how small I am and how little is in my control. I have also been missing my parents and the husband while he is away.
But the week has also been chock-full of quality time with the brother, catching up with girlfriends, city dates, dinner dates. I am so thankful for and deeply cherishing these times of refreshment, rejuvenation and renewal.
Hoping you all have a refreshing weekend!