Not making assumptions can be invigorating.
Having tried to do more than my health allows might sound weird, but came immediately as an answer. Being more wholehearted would have meant to be honest about it instead of trying to hide health issues.
I can change that by accepting limits at last, talk and find new paths. Looking back, God has always been with me in difficult times and Iife will go on.
Accept what I cannot change, accept that there are good and bad times, overcome fears and make new plans.
To be grateful that I recovered from an illness years ago, cherish this much more, accept that I cannot and need not be as busy and efficient as I was before that time, pray and welcome every day.
What is ordinary for one may be very extraordinary for another person.
What keeps myself from trusting in new paths are hours when I criticize myself or doubt the affection of others instead of catching the butterflies each day offers and take action.
Sometimes when listening to wise believers or to a church choir, more often in nature.
This is a very special question for me today.
Thank you all for this wonderful practice space.
The ability to open up to others and give them a sense of being seen and valued.
Two pregnancies, though my children are long adults with their own life, I sometimes recall the wonder/miracle of giving birth to a child.
By listening to a troubled friend.
Theatre, yesterday an incredible performance of a
Brazilian group, mixing reality and fiction, stories of life, love and hate.
The play is called Odisseia, the group Cia Hiato,
wonders and beautiful people.
Hm….I am sure I was born with trust and a smile for everyone, but then, isn’t this true for all us?
Listen to my daughter who is on a visit rather than talk about myself. This was easier to do on the banks (?) of a lake than at home, I am glad we went there. She was more at ease as well.
Summer sun, waterlilies and blue sky made it easy for me not to complain about this and that. So I am grateful at the end of this day.
Good evening from Germany, it has been a beautiful sunny Sunday also over here. I am just back from a visit of my family in the country and the fields and gardens everywhere create a joyful thankful mood.
People have own issues and reasons for their sometimes strange behaviour. I need to trust God and myself, this has always been the safe path.
Just today, stuck in a traffic jam and still managed to concentrate on my wonderful niece I hadn’t seen for a long time, grateful for our talk even though the trip was so much longer than our time together. I thought “great, I’m getting the spirit, by and by” :))
Makes me very glad for you, dear Charlotte :))
And the sentence “I am taking courage over fear.” rings my bell.
Grace has carried us so far and grace will lead us on.
This is a sentence that came to my mind when I read your text which opens up a healing and comforting perspective. Love to you.
Michele, how do you do it? The north or the south Germany way, so either with or without mayonnaise? I love Irish soda bread. When I was on a hiking holiday in county Antrim some years ago we had trouble not eating all of the delicious bread the small and lovely hotel offered before the actual dinner was served;-) Happy Friday to you, too.
Dear Grace, your values speak from and to the heart.
It sounds like a healthy and attractive road to follow.
Oh, so true, dear Kevin.
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