It’s Take Back Your Time Week, January 25-29, and the spiritual timing couldn’t be better. We’ve come through all the hustle and bustle of the being happy holiday season. We’ve sustained the expected high spirits through all our travels and family gatherings and even took a cup of kindness yet for Auld Lang Syne. But after all the religious celebrations and ceremonies—perhaps because we participated in one too many—we actually feel like our spiritual battery is depleted and needs recharging.
It’s not just you. Take Back Your Time Week challenges “the epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine that now threatens our health, our families and relationships, our communities and environment” (http://www.timeday.org).
So how do you take back your time for spiritual renewal without feeling like you have to work something else into your already busy schedule? How about going somewhere in the
One place in nature where time seems to transform into something magical is on the
Natchez Trace Parkway
When you arrive at the area, you’ll immediately notice water tupelo and bald cypress trees with their roots submerged in swampy water. During winter the water can be quite clear; during summer the surface transforms into a fairyland of green algae. Regularly you’ll hear woodpeckers drumming in the trees, and occasionally an owl will swoop across your path even in the broad daylight.
To get there, take Exit 105-A off I-55N just past
County Line Road