The silent retreat was my first and won't be my last.  It was a beautiful, quiet respite from NYC spending time to get to know my Lord a bit more.  I cherished every moment without boundaries, without restrictions, without demands on myself, anyone, or anything.  I rejoiced to see God's creation without any expectations of what I was supposed to be doing or seeing, and it was poignant as I allowed God to surprise me in whatever way He wished.  I got to see Canadian geese crossing the road without any humans interrupting them (but me), a red fox, two cats, two deer panting for water at the creek, and majestic trees that reminded me of 2 Peter 3:8 "with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day."  

~ Anita T.

Anita works in finance and enjoys taking long walks in NYC, exploring the architecture and noticing new things, buildings, shops, restaurants, parks.  In addition to the outdoors, she is fond of yoga and the classical arts.