Word for the Day - is a feature from Gratefulness.org, which is a wonderful website that happens to be my homepage. Each day I receive an inspirational quotation in my inbox. Today's quote jumped right up in my face as it seems to describe my life right now. I have taken a deep breath and moved on in my grieving. It is a relief - a stopping place of sorts for now - to catch my breath - to reflect on the meaning of the journey in a new way.
I live in a place that I love, doing work that I love - a place to abide. I have many new ideas for my work and am blessed to be encouraged and supported to take risks and do those things by my business partner, JSB - a place from which to move forward. I love my home but don't feel overwhelmingly attached to it - I am open to change, to transformation, to the mysteries of life and spirit. A good place to remain and a place from which to go on.
Early in my widowhood, I felt compelled to make changes - I did not make those huge changes because those ahead of me on the widda road cautioned against hasty changes in the midst of raw grief. I no longer feel compelled to make those huge changes. I am open to what happens next - we make our choices and our choices make us. The journey continues.
PS After I posted the above thoughts, I visited one of my favorite writers, artists, thinkers - Rain - who blogs at Rainy Day Thoughts. On Monday, she posted a wonderful piece on choices and how our decisions impact our lives. Drop by her site - it's always worth reading.