I cannot believe it's already been 3 weeks today since we returned from India. Many people, including family, friends and David's co-workers, have asked us about it since. I had a hard time answering most questions, because I think I really needed the time to "decompress" and analyze what we experienced and how it affected me personally. I think there are a lot of things like that in life. But why are so so apt to think that everything should be an instantaneous response? Maybe because we live in America, where everything is instant gratification. Our whole mind-set is NOW. "Buy now, pay later." Instant message. Instant oatmeal. 3-minute pasta. Fast food. Do we ever really take the time to "smell the roses"? Do we rush through life, instead of live life? Do we allow ourselves the opportunity to enjoy things, or just plan them, rush through them, and then move on to the next pursuit?
One person who I think has done pretty well with this is my pastor. He is very good at taking the time to develop his thoughts and responding more slowly. Sometimes it even seems a tad awkward to get a response, because there may be a pause. But it's worth the wait, because you always get a quality response that is full of wisdom and depth. You may occasionally get a quick response, when he's feeling witty, and then in that case, you may get a sarcastic response. LOL :) But even then, it's all in fun and love.So, on that note, I will just sit and ponder my thoughts on India some more, and share them in future posts. :)