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.