July 14, 2017
It’s late and here I am tapping on the keys. Friday night got away from me. Friday all day got away from me and yet it didn’t. There is juicy everyday life and some bright spots I am approaching on the horizon. Took a son to the airport for a weekend trip to visit with friends. (This living at home is a bit challenging I must admit. More so than I expected and I am cognizant to not take everything personally.) Although I did think about lions eating their young yesterday if that tells you where I was.
Touched base with a few of my own far away friends today. Each conversation with different purpose. I do love at this point in my life that I have a tribe who asks for help or prayers when they are needed. And that I can do the same. What a miracle. It feels like a good team to be on which has always been available and yet I wasn’t quite ready to give or receive on either end. And now I am.
One of those conversations was with one of my wise people. This one in particular helping me look at this writing and what I want to do with it, or ask God, good orderly direction, capital L love what to do with it. And in our catching up…the conversation moved through many topics we came to this:
DO IT WITH JOY OR DON’T DO IT AT ALL.
This post for instance. I can tap the keys with a little zippity do dah or a lot of ho hum. I have heard over the years from folks who remind me I can have an “I get to” or “I’ve got to” outlook. It’s cliché and yet its pretty lifechanging. I GET TO…XYZ. Give it a try. So right now I am enthusiastically brushing my teeth and diving into bed. With great joy. Attitude is everything. If this touches a cord with you, would love to hear your experience. Send me a postcard!