Wednesday, November 3, 2010

imperfect prose: random thoughts of joy from a stressful week

Dear imperfect prose friends,

I'm headed back to the land of the questionable Internet but plenty of free time. I look forward to reading your stories tomorrow. Because of the unending transition and travel, I am afraid I've forgotten to blog this week.

So all I have to share with you are a few random thoughts:
- I was reminded this last weekend that I am an introvert. We went to a Halloween party that lasted until 5 a.m. and it has taken me four days of almost non-stop sleep to recover. Not only that but I was particularly not-good at making new friends at said party.
- Also at this party was I reminded at how desperate many people are to make their life count by having fun. I pray for constant reminders that life counts because of what God sees, not because of my performance at a party.
- I was supposed to travel this morning (after waiting a month for my permit to travel) but at the last minute it fell through again. Don't you love those moments in life when things go SO SO SO wrong that when just another thing goes wrong, all you can do is laugh?
- Village life can be boring, but the calm and the solitude really are healing to the soul, aren't they?

Bless you!

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

village life...yeah it snot bad at all...smiles. i did need that line about the fun...

homekettle said...

I can relate to the introvert part. I love people, but if I don't get a chance to recharge alone, I become a cranky little fellow.

LauraX said...

"I pray for constant reminders that life counts because of what God sees"...oh wise one, as long as our hearts and eyes and ears and minds are open, we will certainly recognize the reminders!!! I hope you will participate in my Gratitude Quilt!!! I would love for your voice to be shared with my other readers...stop by and look at the top of my blog for details on how to join in!!!

blessings upon you

emily wierenga said...

i am an introvert too... and friend, you always seek the good. i find that in your posts. in all of your travels adn experiences you are pointing the way to the heart of God... may you know rest and joy and peace this week, dear kati. xo

alittlebitograce said...

i am so curious to know more. where were you supposed to go? you speak of transition and travel and i just want to know more...:)

Melissa Campbell said...

I love the calm and the solitude, and I feel sad for those who can't be still enough to listen and know they have worth just because God loves them. Thanks for your reminder--He sees. Blessings!

Lisa notes... said...

Another introvert here too. I have to have my "no people" time pretty frequently to unwind.

"I pray for constant reminders that life counts because of what God sees, not because of my performance at a party."

Me, too! Amen.

Kati patrianoceu said...

Dear friends, I love that we share these deep-heart truisms. Thank you for your affirmation.

Dear alittlebitofgrace, these transitions are an everyday part of my life. That doesn't make them much easier, just more predictable. I'd love to chat more if you'd like - ktk at patrianoceu.org is my email...

J said...

You are very refreshing in your dialogue. So honest and real about life. I understand about being an introvert. I'm currently hunkered down in full-fledged "hermit-mode" and wish to not be for my kids' sake. Also, I read about your screen name and think it is just beautiful and--wow--what a great reminder that our nationality IS in heaven. blessings to you!

Connie Mace said...

"that life counts because of what God sees"...amen...beautiful truth...GOD's Peace to you

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