I came across a familiar question this morning, one of those typical ice-breaker thoughts: “Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?”
Some days, I would field that question and reply immediately and with great confidence. Other days, I’m more honest.
A couple of basic traits of mine are revealed in my conflict.
One, I can enjoy just about any place.
My most quoted Scripture is Philippians 4:11, “Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.”
To be sure, Paul was writing while dealing with struggles far greater than whether he preferred a sunny seashore or cool, mountain breeze. However, I believe the same principle applies even to smaller life situations.
So, yes, I enjoy beach, mountain and forest … and then some.
Two, I have a strong tendency to desire a change.
This may seem to fly in the face of No. 1, but I think not. I can be content where I am, but that does not mean I won’t experience a little thrill from changing locations, too. Even more content, perhaps?