Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Just Catching Up

Hello Guys and Dolls

It's been too long, hasn't it? I have no doubt that it will take awhile for me to
catch up with all of you, but I'll do my best. I have missed you very much.

Sometimes, mostly at night, when the rest of the world was sleeping, I'd fix myself a hot cup of tea, settle down in the living room chair, and think of each one of you separately, remembering the first time our paths crossed, how delightful it was getting to know you, learning about your likes and dislikes, what made you smile, what angered you, what set your heart upon the ground, or made you feel like the most loved- the most special person in the world.
   I took many memory walks, reminding myself of your goodness, how quick you were to respond when I requested prayer, how loving, when my heart was broken - my spirit as well.
It wasn't easy, at first, to share so much of myself. But doing it taught me a wonderful thing,. that the tighter we cling to our pain, our sadness, our hurts, our, disappointments, and our fears, the harder it will be to turn loose of them. Wiser it is, to
remind ourselves that the world runs on opposites: there is a birth - then a death, somebody gets hired- somebody loses a job, somebody gets married- somebody gets divorced, the sun rises -the sun sets, we have a good day- then a not so good one.
  But no matter what our day contains, whether good or bad, each day contains its blessing.The only way we'll miss it is if we're not watching for it.

I am grateful for today's breath of life, for the many who remember me in prayer, for this opportunity to meet new friends, and to share new experiences. I am grateful too, for the many trials of my life;without them I'd have learned nothing. I'd not have learned that I'm stronger than I believed myself to be, that what I see is not always the way it is, and that no matter how deep the pain or sorrow of the heart, a rainbow is always just around the corner. 

I hope your day is a good one, that every one of you is surrounded by love and laughter. May you always know the warmth of God's love- always experience the
tightness of his embrace.


love you much,

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