Ready or not 2019 has arrived – without fanfare at our house – we can never seem to stay awake after 10:00p so we went to bed 2018 and woke up 2019. The first month of 2019 is nearly gone already.
The days get longer by minutes every day, the sun shines, temperatures are mild for this time of year, it snows, we shovel, when it is blizzardly we stay warm and cozy inside, if it is conducive, we bundle up and walk for coffee.
Brother Tom sent me this saying some time ago, “Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer it gets to the end the faster it goes.” This is what our lives feel like – going much faster than we want to go – however that is not a bad thing, we don’t have time to get bored. We are thankful for the many things that keep us occupied; thankful for good health and mobility, ability to stay in our home, good friends with whom we have meaningful relationships, thoughtful neighbors who look after us as the “elders” in this neighborhood, family who love us. We experience extraordinary in ordinary everyday events. We are so blessed – indeed, all is well in our world.
Naomi Rosenblatt in her book, “Wrestling With Angels”, writes:
Go Forth and Fear Not!
Go Forth: “Go forth into life. Go forth on your journey and discover your personal destiny, your life’s destination. Do not wait for life to come to you, to rescue you. Go Forth, continue to build your family. Repair your community.”
Fear Not: “Go forth into life and fear not it vagaries. Fear not its struggles. Fear not the doubt that besieges all faith. Fear not the pain that comes with love and the hurt that comes with compassion. Fear not the unknown. Bless life, and seize the day. Always remind yourself that you are created in God’s image, that you are endowed with intellect and free will, compassion and responsibility, conscience and creativity. What you do matters, your life, and all life is infinitely precious.”
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Love You Always and Forever
Ray and Betty Good