The Act of Encouragement

             The message that I woke up with yesterday wasn’t fully formed.  There were two words, and it felt unfinished.  Then I went to the store after Dan left for work.

             And some of my shit was stolen.  Not my bike, and for that I am immensely grateful.  No one died.  Ditto: mucho gratitude.

             Still, I had to ride all the way home in the dark, with no blinking red behind, nor shining white ahead.  It was annoying.  And rainy.

            Today, I woke up, still having no head or tail lights.  But a better idea of what we need to focus on.

Sacrifice and Generosity

             I’m not feeling very generous to the thief who took my lights.  And I wasn’t ready to sacrifice anything that we’d paid money for.  However, I do see that there are days when we must make choices.  Difficult choices.

             Nothing stays the same.  That fact is challenging to understand and to live with.  We receive new when we let go of the old.  Also a lesson most of us struggle with.

             But it’s Life.  It’s what we’re here to learn.  It’s part of the Journey.  Once we become acclimated, we are back on the healing path.

             For our daily draw, I stood before the card altar and waited to hear where we should look.  This was the answer.

living without despair

“Living Without Despair  ~

Despair is the feeding ground for darkness and depression.

It robs us of all hope.  When there is no hope, there is no light, and the soul gives up.

Remember that we are what we think, so optimism dispels despair, and things immediately begin to look up.”

Today’s Deck:

Heart and Soul Cards by (the late) Sylvia Browne, illustrated by Kristin Dempsey, Francis Livingston, and Elizabeth Wolf

Today’s Sharing: 

is this.

Lights Out by Ingrid Michaelson

Ah, music…..

            Found.  When we were clearing up for our guests and for eating together.  I’m going to listen to the entire thing, right now.

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One thought on “The Act of Encouragement

  1. I’m glad you made it home safely. Was that the music that went missing awhile back? Where’d you finally find it?

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    That WAS the music!
    J

    10:55 p.m.
    11-30-14

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