Last night, some friends came over and we watched JUMPER, one of the lamer films I've seen this year. And we followed that with 2 episodes of HEROES, also pretty lame, though I enjoy it.
A year ago, I would have felt guilty about this. I subscribed so much to the idea of hyper-intentionality that it would have been difficult to make room for an evening like this. Or I would have felt bad afterwards for having wasted that time.
But last night, I had fun. We all just chilled. And that was nice. While I still want to "make the most of every opportunity," I need time here and there just to be human and stupid. Like last night. So, I wasted an evening that could have been productive or thought-provoking or really, really relational or missional. But it wasn't. It was just chill.
And I'm becoming okay with that from time to time.