One day my friend and I went thrift-store shopping and each came out with books. My friend had three novels by authors she enjoys, and I had three books of inspiration or spiritual themes. We joked about how our choices for reading material tell a lot about where we are in our life journey.
I read material to gain insight for retreats and for the books and stories I write. My friend was a full-time caregiver and read to escape from reality for a few minutes. I assured her I do read something for fun every night before going to sleep–until the book smacks me on my face.
We need to feed ourselves with precious moments of insight, in whatever way awakens our souls. Some may find this by walking through a cornfield or a stroll on the shore. Others daydream or think out loud about their goals. Whatever works for you–do it to give yourself insight to the rest of your life on Earth.
Dear Lord, I seek your insight to become more obedient in serving you. Amen.