Yes – Thank you for this wonderful reminder!
We are creatures of habit. A surfeit of research devoted to decoding habit-formation indicates the stark truth of it. The advantage of habits is the freedom to make better-informed or more creative decisions, free from the need to select for routine daily actions. The disadvantages are copious and varied, but a couple of prominent ones occur as some habits, when first begun may have seemed innocuous but drive the routine whereby tamping thoughtful reflection and the possibility for considering how it affects the lives with whom one engages. This is why it is so important to maintain as habit a set time of reflection; there are some habits worth having.
Recently, Howie and I were discussing one of the benefits of taking young people on trips and retreats. It is a concentrated time together to focus on a cooperative goal, but it is also opportunity for youth…
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