“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” ~ Philippians 4:6
It is a beautiful day here in Central Indiana! The sun has risen high in the cold, cold, Midwest sky! It is currently 10 * with a high of 16* expected! My toes and fingers are numb from more days (recently) of sub-zero temps than anything else! I can’t deny it is cold! I love the cold! But even I have to admit this is getting to be a little hard to take! Although it is bone achingly frigid…..it is also beautiful! The snow fell pretty good 2 days ago, we are now at around 51-55″ of snow fall in the last month, I think we may have received a couple of those inches in Dec, but most in the last month. 2014 is, so far, a very unusual year for us Mid-westerners!
So having said all this……I guess I could be having a so-so day. Especially when you add in the fact that I am at work today and so far I have had ZERO calls! I’m a Realtor and when I do “floor” I need buyers and sellers to call me….or walk in! And so far…nada! Hate when that happens. But so far this year I have had zero calls when I’m on floor. So, I guess I could be kind of down, but what would be the point of that? I always remind myself that it is up to me how I react to every situation! That in itself makes me pretty happy! What better gift to give yourself than the freedom to choose?
Yes, I know at times it can be a very hard thing to do, especially when things are not going our way, or even worse; when those we love are hurt in some way. Yes at those times it can be hard to choose for happiness or gratefulness; but choose it we can and we should. It is better to look for the happy joyful things in life, than to wallow in the sadness that can be our life if we let it.
Is it always easy? No…but it is always a choice that is available to us, that we can make. And for that I am grateful and I am happy. I know it has been said, by me as well as many others, many times before …..but this reminder is something I need to write occasionally; so that I do not forget.
And maybe….just maybe…. you need to read it every once in a while too!
I am ….stepping out of my comfort zone. I am ready to put it all out there. It is time! I have said for years that I will be posting my story….my history. So that you, dear reader, dear one who has followed my story all these years; can see where it is that I come from. I will take the mask off….and you will see me…the me that has created the who…..the who that is…oursoulspurpose.
This is a leap. I feel it is time to
show you tell you where I come from and why it is that (I can say) I have walked the talk that I am forever writing about. It is possible that you will see this story somewhere other than here, it is possible that I may go so big that it will be in print and that is where you will read it for the first time. BUT…what I will do, for you, is give you a taste…later . For now it is enough that I am here and I am committing to telling you more…to removing the mask and showing you; I really do practice what I preach!
Show you that there are things…reasons….actions…history…….monsters……that make me an authority on the subjects that I write about. Forgiveness…..Gratitude…. and unconditional love.
As I sit here in my room filled with windows, looking out over acres of ground, which is quickly being covered by the snow that is falling (yet again), I find myself thinking of what I would like to be doing today. What would I like to do on days such as this one? On days when I’m unable to get out of the house or just don’t feel like getting out in the snow. And as sure as I am that my name is Christine; I am also sure that I want to write.
So I do. And I have. But I want more.
I want to write for a magazine, blog, or something similar. A place where I can be a featured writer, writing recurring articles on…what else? Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Uconditional love!
That would make me happy. And would definitely be helpful in moving forward.
Any ideas? I begin a search today for this position I seek. I welcome any and all suggestions!
In Gratitude ~Christine