From The Innkeepers

July 2021

July 2021 Blog
The Half Way Point

The month of July begins the second half of our journey through another calendar year. The midpoint is often seen as a good time to “take stock” by asking ourselves how well we have lived our year so far. As I reflect on the passage of time in 2021, some questions come to mind. Perhaps we can ask them of ourselves together.

Did I greet the majority of days more with anticipation and wonder rather than with the boredom of sameness and routines?

Was I an instrument of welcome and open-heartedness toward others?

Was I a source of light or did I allow darkness to overwhelm my days?

Did I take the time to read something enjoyable, challenging, or uplifting rather than spend a good portion of the day in mind numbing “binge watching screen time”?

Did I nurture my body with healthy things like fruits and veggies, or was my meal plan a giant indulgence in so called “junk foods”?

Did I do something good for my body today, like practice yoga, or ride the exercise bike, or work out in the gardens?

Did I engage in activities that would promote my spiritual growth?

Did I reach out and communicate with anyone outside my household?

Did I go outside and spend some time in nature on a frequent basis, or did I rarely venture out to appreciate the magnificence and the beauty of nature’s gifts?

Did I remember and reach out to people especially those who are struggling with hardships such as sickness, poverty, or loneliness?

We celebrate Independence Day this month. What did I do this year with the gift of freedom?

At each day’s end was I grateful? How is gratitude expressed in my life?

These are but a few questions to ask as we turn the page to the next chapter of the second half of 2021. It’s all about learning to compose a meaningful life with that is rooted in love.

Blessings to all,
Marcia, Pat, and Sharon-Keepers of the Rustic Gate