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Daily Archives: March 15, 2014

A Gentle Spirit Wanted

I love music of the 70s and 80s – all types.  That music speaks to me.  My children disagree and often are embarrassed as I sing along to a favorite song in the car.  Much eye rolling has happened as I stroll down memory lane. This week I heard an old favorite: Sentimental Lady by Bob Welch.  Such a sweet and soothing song.  I love these lyrics: Sentimental gentle wind Blowing through my life again Sentimental lady Gentle one It reminds me of one of my favorite verses: Phillipians 4:5.   “Let your gentleness be evident to all.”  Another version of the verse replaces “gentleness” to “graciousness”. Gentleness.  Graciousness.   Two words that seem to be in short supply in my life at the moment.  One of my daily challenges is feeling like there is not enough time to do everything that I NEED to do  and WANT to do.   My counselor calls it busyness.  The opposite way of living is called intentional.  Another way to look at this is called mindfulness.   That is the perfect way to describe how I want to live. To go through life at a simple pace with a lack…