Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Gratefulness

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.


6 comments:

  1. Slowly, but surely, your zest for life is returning. I was touched by the change of photos in your Tom shadow box. What a nice looking man he was.

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  2. Your handsome Tom must be smiling upon you as you travel forth in your journey, finding ways to embrace your love while letting go of your pain. I am so glad you are sharing your journey with us - we all have much to learn about grief. Thank you.

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  3. I'm grateful I found your blog and do like reading your process, how you are working through things, the relationships you have with your friends :)

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  4. Hallo I absolutely adore your site. You have beautiful graphics I have ever seen.
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  5. Keep up the good work
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