Travelling half way across the state usually calls for radio, CDs, or a fully-loaded Ipod to pass the time. Usually. An unexpected trip yesterday, with hastily packed bags, and things on my mind left no time for tunes. As the ribbon of road unravelled behind me, the miles passed silently, except for the chatter in my head. Driving with only my own thoughts as company is not a first time thing. I often find the enforced solitude gives me much needed time for introspective thoughts and prayer. And in some cases, to hatch a plan of action for something that needs addressing in my life.
Yesterday was such a day. The hours and miles passed quickly since I was deep in thought. What a blessing when the road travelled is a long and boring one. I now know my own heart a lot better, and found some peace in my own company, with which to bolster my frame of mind for dealing with my daily obstacles both at home and work.
Life is a winding road full of obstacles, and sometimes, should not only be approached carefully, but silently as well.
Here's to listening to our inner voice and for God's presence in our life.