She Wasn’t Looking for a Rest

woman resting and thinkingGrace Urbanski shares a beautiful story of an encounter in the check-out lane and the lesson it taught her as autumn moves toward winter.

This experience has prompted me to reflect on how I complain about feeling tired. Surely there are times I legitimately need a rest–God himself took a breather on the seventh day, after all. And while I should never simply ignore the pangs telling me my body needs to relax, I need to give more thought to the beauty I encountered in Aisle Two: the beauty of a woman paying attention to another person with care and generosity. The beauty of finding happiness in choosing to serve rather than to be served, no matter the cost.

Read the full post, “November and Aisle Two.”


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