Now, at 52 years old, not only am I a distance runner but I am a marathon runner. There is a chance that I will never run another marathon. But there is a better chance that one day I will. And even if I don’t, I am a marathon runner.
I have decided to let go of the “need” for perfection. That doesn’t mean I don’t still “want” to be able to show up perfectly. I am moving toward letting go of some of that perfection and still showing up.
As I build up the muscles of doing things less than perfectly, I want to continue to create more things to share with the world.
Most importantly I want to take the time to congratulate myself on showing up, imperfectly at times, for myself, for nearly an entire year, to meet, achieve and succeed in my goals…. ALL of my goals for this particular event. Celebrating my achievements is not something I am accustom to so I am working to develop that more for myself as well.
It was nearly imperceptible the way the world went from “dark” to “light”. Perhaps that was because the light was not the light I was used to or even the light I wanted. And yet it was not “dark”.
Tegan is a great example of working for what you want in life. She set a goal during her freshman year to become the kicker for the football team. There are no other girls on the football team but that didn’t slow her down.
[The temple] is a place that I can feel peace and tranquility. I feel strengthened spiritually. I can feel God’s love for me and for all His children.
In our Institute class we can study and discuss these messages and learn together. We have an amazing teacher who is so insightful. It is another way I am choosing to spend my Wednesday mornings that makes such an impact on my week.
I don’t know if the beach makes me realize how small I really am in comparison to the rest of the planet, but I do know that I feel awe and wonder and a profound respect for the Creator of the Universe there.
That feeling helps me to remember that He created me as well. In fact, He created the beaches and the oceans for me to enjoy. And I do enjoy them.
I am always grateful when I am able to have some “beach therapy” time, especially when I can share it with family and friends!
Technology is amazing and adds so much to my life in so many ways. And I want to be careful that it does not take over the importance for me of actual conversation, with actual people and creating real connection in my life.
For me, Sundays are a gift from God to rest from the rest of the worldly things that fill my week. A day He gives us for spiritual and physical renewal.
Day 5… November 5 Today I am grateful for parents. This includes my own parents, my mother and father in-law, and the bonus people that have come into my life. My mother and father-in-law were some of the best people I have known. That is not to say they were perfect people. I loved themContinue reading “November 5 – I am Grateful for…”