God Save the Queen! We have a tea towel in our kitchen that came from the gift shop at Windsor Castle with this slogan stamped clearly in the center. While it’s terribly touristy, I appreciate the Queen more and more these days. Most Americans don't tune in to the Queen's annual Christmas broadcast, but perhaps we should. We may be well past Christmas, but after the past week, we are in more desperate need than ever of voices of hope and encouragement. Thanks to PBS and Netflix, we've borrowed many other TV Shows and movies from Britain- may I suggest we borrow this message from the Queen as well?
Whether it is waiting for COVID restrictions to lift, circumstances to change, pieces of a dream to come together, or just counting down the days until Christmas, I’m convinced that waiting periods can be fruitful. Time spent in uncomfortable places is revealing. How we spend our time waiting shapes our experience of whatever it is we are waiting for... So while we wait (in a cosmic or literal sense), I thought I’d share a few simple but intentional choices that are helping me stay grounded and live well now- even in the midst of the holiday season, when the world around us is swirling and clamoring even more loudly for our anxious attention. Inspired by Britain, of course:)