A Splendid Adventure
This writing comes from "A Sacred Journey" by Frederick Buechner. As I was reading it I realized it stated better than I could the reason I began my blog. "What I propose to do now is to try listening to my life as a whole, or at least to certain key moments of the first half of my life thus far, for whatever of meaning, of holiness, of God, there may be to hear. My assumption is that the story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. For the reader, I suppose, it is like looking through someone else's photograph album. What holds you, if nothing else, is the possibility that somewhere among all those shots of people you never knew and places you never saw, you may come across something or someone you recognize. In fact - far more curious things have happened - even in a stranger's album, there is always the possibility that as the pages flip by, on one of them you may even catch a glimpse of yourself. Even if both of those fail, there is still a third possibility which is perhaps the happiest of them all, and that is that once I have put away my album for good, you may in the privacy of the heart take out the album of your own life and search it for the people and places you have loved and learned from yourself, and for those moments in the past - many of them half forgotten - through which you glimpsed, however dimly and fleetingly, the sacredness of your own journey."
i thought i would take Monday's to talk a little about my one word, waiting...even though today is Tuesday...see even you had to wait! lol
i was in the dentist chair yesterday. finally. i had waited some time to get there. it was one thing or another that kept me from the chair. my dentist had a migraine...i had a migraine...dentist got the flu...i finally got in to do the prep work for a crown on a tooth that i had a root canal on several months ago. the tooth had cracked and there is not enough left to crown. so now i have to see an oral surgeon to have the tooth pulled, and have a bridge made. CRAP!! i go next week to have it pulled, then have to (you guessed it) wait for about 4 weeks for it to heal to begin the bridge work.
i see my word is in full swing! i do expect it to reveal much in me and teach much this year.
and i waited at T J Maxx!
as i was driving to Barnes and Noble one morning this thought popped into my mind ...you need a new bag!!! i need a new bag like a need another hemorrhoid. (that's another subject) but on the way to Barnes and Noble my car just turned into the parking lot of T J Maxx. and i got out and went in...had to!! even looked at all the new bags. here is where i say, i'll just spend this much, no more. of course all the bags i loved were over that amount!!! guess what word popped into my mind??? yep, waiting! i walked out of the store with the cute bag i already owned!!
i really want to watch what i buy this year. i buy too many things that i don't need and have accumulated too much stuff. i am trying to say to myself, enough is enough.
if you have chosen a word this year, i would love to know what it is, and would love to hear how you are living it during the year.
grace, peace, and love to you all!