I'm going through a country music phase right now. I love how the songs are narratives that often connect with our own story. This morning on the way to work, I heard Rascal Flatts' song, "Mayberry". Although the chorus is a somewhat cheesy and nostalgic wish to return to the good old days of what seemed to be a simpler life through the TV show of the same name, I thought the verses had meaning. Sometimes it does seem that the world is shouting, and often we moan that we wish it would slow down. While we can't slow the world or change the course of the natural (and unnatural) disasters that plague us, we can pause in our own busyness to rest and reflect. Maybe you'll find your own little bit of Mayberry today.