The past, the present and a hint of the future – this is how we are created over time. We only know what is beyond a door by pulling on it’s old hinges and walking over it’s threshold. These actions often come with feelings of eagerness and hesitation.
All in good time… until then may you find blessing in the beauty of new growth and the strength of steps taken before you.
Door of the day… (Vezelay, France)
Live in the present.
Do the things that need to be done.
Do all the good you can each day.
The future will unfold.
In the midst of chaos there is a common cry… what can we do? Over the last few weeks an energy has stirred. An energy of shared inspiration and a vision for action. I am reminded of my college years when we were vocal about reducing nuclear arms – vocal and active. We knew the danger and we marched to make a difference.
Today we know so much more. We can get information anytime, anywhere. Scary things are surfacing. Things that we suspected back in the 80s but only now see their truth before us. While living through this unsettling change, seeds of distrust are being planted to separate us.
And so, what must we do to believe in one another and believe we can make a difference? Action is called for. In the public square and our neighborhoods. No answer will come to us with ease. As the work is demanding how do we gather energy and find Peace?
One idea- balance the hard work with kindness and acts of compassion.
‘Do all the good you can each day. For the future will unfold.’
Quote – Peace Pilgrim
Image – unknown
Patience is not just the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.
quote -JOYCE MEYER
photo -SASIN TIPCHA
How easy it is to ‘hit the ground running’ on a Monday morning. In God’s wisdom we are not responsible for the rising of the sun! The day moves ahead with its own rhythm while we easily focus on our own busy schedules.
As hurried as your pace may be, take note of creation’s ‘schedule’. A moment of gratitude can be good for the soul.
A door for today…
The color blue is often calming. I chose this door for just that reason. The stairs draw one’s attention with ease. The invitation to enter is extended without hesitation.
See where your day could offer a sense of invitation. Note where you feel invited. You may be surprised – all of creation waits.
Door from Greece
Found on Pinterest
“One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice said. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Quote: LEWIS CARROLL
A Network of Grateful Living