This evening on the way home from swim practice, we passed the Taco Bell not too far from our house. I noticed it was closed the other day–for remodeling, I finally figured out. The work truck parked outside was a pretty good clue.
Tonight their marquee said, “Drive Thru Open.”
What amazes me is that this is the second sign like this that I have seen in the past couple of weeks. The Arby’s across town was being renovated and rejuvenated in a big way, and their sign also indicated you could pull through and get your supper fix.
Even with the wires hanging from the removed ceiling tiles and ladders propped up inside and the doors wide open for easy access for the workers.
But still, they were cooking back there.
I suppose I should comment on their tenacious, go get ’em spirit. That they are carrying on as usual despite all the “bumps” and ladders in the road.
I might should, but I’m not.
Sometimes, folks, we just need to shut down for a day or three. If things get to the point where we need renovation, rejuvenation, and healing, the time has come to shut things down so all of that can happen and happen well.
Not some rush, half-way job while trying to keep things going anyway. There are no good shortcuts when it comes to healing.
The folks that love us will be patient and will be there when we open the doors again.
May we all have the strength to be weak and allow our souls the time they need to replenish.
Love to all.