Dear Honey Run Friends,
I’m not sure what to say. Another year has ended and another year has begun. I have been flooded with thoughts about time recently. What if we did not have a calendar? Would we count the days or just be content to be in the moment? Is that what heaven will be like? Everything in our life is gauged by time. We stress when things are not happening on our timeline or feel sorrow when a life is cut short from its expected length. For all the busyness of our lives we are pretty good at wasting this valued commodity as well. Have you ever done a week-long study documenting how you spend every minute of every day? I know I allow a lot of time to be wasted on pursuits that have no meaningful value to my life. I also know I am tired. I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, but if I was going to make one it would be to regain control and use my time better this year.
A week before Christmas I had to say goodbye to a childhood friend who passed away unexpectedly. Marching into such a happy season with a loss is hard. This time of year, so many of you are reminded of what you have lost, and the sorrow snuffs out the joy of the season. I have been reminded during this journey that the sorrow is temporary, but the joy found on Christmas is eternal. Time and time again I was reminded by so many of you this holiday season as we talked around the fire at the Inn. Your stories and the sharing of what your loved ones meant to your life made all the difference to me. I am truly grateful to hear from so many of you, and as I am growing into my role as innkeeper I am finding the greatest reward of my career is getting to know each and every one of your stories.
I look forward to this year – 2020 – as I meet more of you and hear about your incredible life experiences. I am excited for the couples that will begin their wedded life together at the Inn, for couples celebrating life milestones, and each person that makes time to find joy in the quietness of life.
Your contemplative Innkeeper,