Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
We spent all weekend with friends. It's always good when that happens. We actually had church with some of them on Sunday morning. Each of us shared (like they did in New Testament days).
When my friend Audrey shared, she talked about how she used to dream about moving to Hungrary . She said she worked at a restaurant and she would day dream while working, about all the adventures she would have in Hungary. She thought about it while she was waitressing....while busing tables.....while doing dishes.....while taking out the garbage.
Eventually, her dream came true and she moved to Hungary! One day when she was at the flat she shared with a friend, she was taking the garbage out when it hit her! She said it was a revelation and to this day she still refers back to it.
She said that she came to the realization that no matter where you live, life goes on. It doesn't suddenly become magical and all your cares and worries go away .
I think all of us, at some time in our lives, think that if we could just move here or there or get this or that job, or marry this or that person, then our life would be full of meaning and we would be happy. Most of us who have lived a long time (I have) know that this just isn't true. Yes, life can be magical and wonderful, and granted, some places may have more appeal than others. But in the long run, you still have to take out the garbage.
This is Audery pictured with Squacky the Squirrel. She has made several attempts to kidnap him.