Our friends, Hans & Susie, asked us to go kayaking. Well, to be honest, Mitch saw Hans at church and told him that we would like to invite ourselves to go kayaking with them. (There are some things you can only say to good friends.) But, after all that initiating, I almost backed out.
I really wanted to go, and I knew it would be good for me to go. I really wanted to catch up with Susie and I knew I would be glad I went.
But I was feeling overwhelmed. Work has been crazy, and I was irritated that working extra days had infringed on my wonderfully balanced plan of getting ahead on the podcast. I was not only not ahead but I was trying to play catch-up. I even got snippy with Mitch, which is so un-Godly, I’m embarrassed to even say it out loud.
Sunset for a Savage Soul
I was in full-throttle magic wand mode. Where’s my magic wand?! Who took it? What do you mean there’s no such thing? Oh, how this grown up woman can sink to the depths of childishness! And yet, my shoulder-rubbing, soft-voicing husband cajoled me out the door, assuring me that I’ll feel better once I get there.
And he was right. Being with our friends is the best…Susie and I did a lot more talking than paddling. And there’s something about the beauty of God’s handiwork that can soothe even the most savage soul. He reserved a sunset that was so beautiful, it counter-balanced all my savage. I’m glad I went.