I love to read and it is something that helps me to relax and unwind. Over the course of the summer I got back into a reading groove and have read quite a few books. One of the books I read was Donald Miller's A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. It was a book that has changed me and challenged me.
In the book, Donald Miller talks about making memorable scenes. I am not intentional about living a good story or making memorable scenes. I get too caught up in the little stuff like laundry, errands, clean floors, paying bills, and balancing a budget. These are all necessary, important things but they shouldn't take priority over living life.
Shortly after reading this book, our neighbors asked us if we wanted to head out to The Shakespeare Festival in Boise. It was a last minute request and my immediate reaction was no. We had not planned for it, we needed to find a sitter, and there was a list of projects to complete around the house. My list of excuses was a mile long.
The theme of the book resonated with me and after some prodding/begging/encouraging/ convincing from our neighbors we decided to tag along.
This was the first time Lance and I had been to The Shakespeare Festival. The play takes place in an outdoor amphitheater. Most people arrive an hour or so before show time to picnic at your seats. The night we attended was beautiful summer evening. We enjoyed great food, great company, and a strange and interesting play. The experience was worth it and I know we will go again next year. Thanks Bergs for encouraging us to attend!
Are you a planner/organizer or are you more go with the flow/impulsive?