Here are the 2nd and 3rd definition for the word “retreat” found on merriam-webster.com:

2: a place of privacy or safety : refuge
3: a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director

Both fit the retreat I attended on Thursday and Friday, but for me I think the best definition was: a time to reflect and reenergize.

It was indeed a getaway…one that I wish had lasted longer. It was great to be out in the woods, breathing in the brisk fall air and sitting by the lake.

I think we should all “retreat” more often.

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