Dear Honey Run Friends,
Silence is a forgotten need in our lives. I have grown to appreciate peace and quiet. What I have found as I age is that I require times of silence on a regular basis to stay centered and keep my soul full of joy. I recently had the opportunity to travel for a short few days to the beach to try to recharge. Being away from work and the daily barrage of phone calls was just what I needed. In addition to the slowdown from work I was seeking some quiet time. I use this quiet time to talk to God and to listen for his response.
Unfortunately, I could not find this much needed quiet. There were too many people on the beach carrying on conversations. The hotel had corporate groups drinking, playing corn hole, and blasting music. There was a construction crew jackhammering and making a constant hum of construction sounds. I was longing for The Inn at Honey Run and the serenity it offers. Quiet is our best amenity at The Inn.
Winter brings the cold, but it also brings beautiful scenery, and much more importantly, it brings in a silent season. The chirping insects have taken to their winter slumber. The usual sounds of the warmer weather months come to a halt and we quickly find ourselves in the silent winter. This season recharges my soul.
Music, conversation, and joyous laughter are all important and have their place, but so does silence. We need a balance of all things to keep our souls centered and at peace. As we find ourselves in this advent season, I pray that you have some moments of silence so your soul can heal and be centered on the purpose of your life.
I pray that as this year comes to a close, you and your family are blessed and at peace. I pray that as you find time for some silent reflection you will be able to thank God for all of your blessings this past year. I pray that while you are thanking God, you have the silent time to hear him whisper back to you how much he loves you.