Haven’t we all experienced going through a really good period of time… so much so that we want to nestle down into its comfort and security and stay right there for a long satisfying time?
… Only to be unceremoniously dumped right back into reality and scrambling again to stay afloat?
By now we should know… life is filled with change-agents ready to pop up without a moments notice and pull the ” rug out from under us.”
It makes us feel sometimes that life imitates the old game show-Press Your Luck. Don’t you remember watching contestants pressing a lever that brought cars, merchandise, and money… but.. it could all be taken away in a second if a ” Whammy” popped up! Contestants would yell out” Big Money.. No Whammies” before they pressed the lever.
Haven’t we all gotten comfortable in a certain phase or stage of life and we want it to keep going… ” No Whammies!”
It isn’t until a life shake-up has come and gone… that we realize ( in retrospect) we had become complacent and no longer challenged by life -we needed a change…a new life that required our special strengths to help others.
I read an article that gave these five tips to landing where we belong …
* If you lack inspiration-shift the scenery
* Pay attention to what moves you
* What you do in your ” free” time is what you should do all the time
*When opportunity knocks… answer the door!
*Be ready to pivot when things don’t quite work
So until tomorrow… God is our ” Nudger” reminding us we are here for a purpose-to help others -not to wholly concentrate on our wants-the secret-combining the two!
Today is my favorite day -Winnie the Pooh
I have really enjoyed watching and walking through nature along the ponds and canals in Mandy’s neighborhood. When I got this photo after patiently waiting for the two geese to swim close by the lower deck… finally synchronized together… I was thrilled! Beautiful!