Lessons from The Sound of Music

On Sunday afternoon, Clarissa and I and one of her friends, Chelsea, went to a Sound of Music Sing Along!  
It was lots of fun - complete with costume contest, goody bags, and cues to do actions during the movie.  Yeah, it was a bit ridiculous, but a little weird and kooky is okay with me. :)

As it turns out, The Sound of Music is full of little quotes and messages that made me think deeply about some things.

A few that I want to share with you:

At one point in the movie, Captain Von Trapp says to the Baroness:

  "Activity suggest a life filled with purpose."

This particularly struck me because I spent my Saturday doing the opposite of activity. I've been struggling to process some things recently, so I spent the day thinking, praying, reading, writing, and drawing.  I didn't come away with an amazing epiphanies, but I did realize what a wonderful thing it is to simply be for a while.  It's a practice that I need to do more often.

"Climb every mountain, ford every stream.
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream.
A dream that will need all the love you can give
Every day of your life for as long as you live..."
 - The Reverend Mother sings to Maria as she goes back to face the Captain.

I feel like this kind of sums up what I'm doing this year.  I'm very much in search of my dream this year.  Or should I say God's dream.  Not necessarily my dream - if I was just doing what I wanted it would probably be something easy.  But I think God calls us to do hard things.  It's big and scary, but I'm trusting God to bring me something to pour His love into.