WHEW! What a week it’s been. I have been on the road the past 9 days, with 3 more days to go. I was at a retreat for 3 days, plus many other days without internet connections.At last I was able to listen to the Sunday webinar in a McDonald’s parking lot on Thursday, and later gaining access to a printer and the internet. I was barely able to complete my assignments on time.
Yesterday my new grandson was born! He is truly a miracle; a gift of God. It is a blessing that he is healthy and all of his members are fully formed, etc. We have experienced children of our own, who were born with challenges, so we do not take health for granted. The two middle letters of the word LIFE are “IF”, and I have experienced many things during my short 72 years on this planet. As Og Mandino writes, “I commence my journey unencumbered with the….handicap of meaningless experience'” so I grow forward preparing myself with wisdom and guided by principles, drawing what is good and true from past experiences. This new journey that I am on is exciting, inspirational and challenging. “Out with the old, and in with the new” is my new mantra!
My family is a bit amused when I share some of my week’s assignments, like my mental diet when I resist negative thoughts, and now when I promise not to have opinions! I think the assignment especially teaches me not to be judgmental; rather to be an observer. They especially appreciate it when I bring them gifts, compliments, smiles and laughs. It is inspirational to focus on the Law of Giving and Receiving, as well as the other Laws of the Mind.
“This is the day the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.”