I ask myself, “why is it so challenging to put words on paper that express my thoughts?” I suppose there are many reasons but every time I go to share some things here I have found I am stuck somewhere between what I am thinking, my emotions and the way of expressing those things. Any way, here I go with this post and hopefully even a little of it makes some kind of sense or at least gives something fresh and encouraging to those who may read it.
These days as one watches news or even listens to peoples interpretation of news events it is very easy to fall into a kind of despair. There seems no way of really knowing if what we think is happening really is, or even what is the true account. It is the same in this country as it is in North America. It is easy to get angry and I realize the state of my own heart needs attention.
I am trying to help my geraniums grow and often find the roots are not healthy from too much or a lack of water or some disease. As it is with our hearts…our roots have to be healthy so we can grow. It’s amazing to look at creation and all the ways we can learn from it. God provides.
I have decided to try to keep my focus on that which is bright and beautiful no matter where it comes from. If one looks hard enough there is always something to be thankful for and something to be inspired by. It takes a fresh perspective daily. I am not by any stretch saying I am good at this but just endeavouring to try. When I do it is clear that the world has a different look to it and people are not so hard to live with….myself included.
As I look forward to this next season it is clear there are new opportunities to take advantage of and to keep creating in whatever way, to keep dreaming and moving forward no matter how slowly. Someone said “your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward.”
There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts, before this and after this. ~~ author unknown.
for now….Mary Anne