I only promised to stay for April so that I could return if a job offer came up.
By the time May rolled around, I had committed to stay in Hawaii through August, and let the company know that I would come in to see them in August.
Here we are in July, and I get a message inquiring about my availability.
So, now I need to know if there is an offer on the table.
One week later, I get the offer.
I am so thrilled !!! and filled with Gratitude for this day.
Just as the hidden roots of a plant are grounded and fed by Mother Earth long before the flower buds and opens into bloom, so too is your Divine creation in the process of becoming a reality. ~ Sonia Choquette, The Answer is simple #21 Be Patient.
Why the Birdsnest? I found this one on the ground with one cracked egg in it.
The birds who built this nest worked long and hard.
I suppose they had set their intention and started to work on it long before the eggs came along.
It’s a work of art in itself and teaches us a valuable lesson ~ Life is continually changing and evolving ~ Why not start building what you want right now?
Greetings! From heart to heart in this moment we speak, I am KejRaj(KayRy). The reason I say ‘we’ speak is because besides my self choosing to deliver this message, I know I am also being guided by other forces in this journey.
I’m sharing this today, because I want to urge everyone to take time to meditate and become heart centered. Today, I had a glimmer of this new “wave” that is coming in. I felt such tremendous love for everyone, and it’s important that you are ready when this comes. Mahalo
via Daily Prompt: Survive“Forgiveness is actually gratitude for the gifts beneath the actions; they both set you free.” Kara – Soulstice Rising
I woke up this morning thinking about my dad teaching me to ride my new bike when I was five years old.
I think about this often, as it has been one of my life lessons on using sheer determination, working past obstacles, and surviving in a world of pain.
“Don’t be a quitter” was one of his favorite sayings.
My new bike was second hand with fat tires and a new paint job in green and cream enamel. It was a small two wheel bike with no training wheels.
I was a healthy 5 year old with freckles on my nose, amber colored hair from being bleached in the sun, and a very strong will and a fighting spirit.
Dad must have thought that I needed some tough lessons to survive this life.
It was 1958, and I’m not sure if training wheels had been invented yet. ( Actually, it looks as though they were invented around 1950, but there was some controversy as to whether they actually helped.) I don’t think my dad would have thought them necessary anyway, as he was pretty much “old school”.
Regardless, I was to learn to peddle, balance, and steer with a single push off.
That’s how I was taught to ride my bike.
I don’t remember how many times I fell and skinned my knees, only to be told to get back on and try again.
As I held back the tears, I would get back on and keep trying until I learned to ride that darned bike.
One of the worst feelings I remember is skinning my knees again after just freshly skinning them on the rough cement pavement.
It burned a lot as the blood ran down my legs and I peddled furiously to learn this new skill.
The physical pain, the emotional pain of failure, all of these things worked against me.
But my dad kept making me get back on my bike until I learned to ride in my first session.
Harsh treatment for a child, you may think, and it was.
But many times in my life, this story has kept me going, and I survived it all .
In Buddhist teachings we are taught to thank our adversaries, forgive them, and understand that they have been placed in our lives to teach us.
Whenever I’ve been confronted with relationship or material loss, abusive relationships, dire uncertainty, or physical challenges, I’ve been able to keep my focus on my goals, keep my nose to the grindstone, and carry on regardless of what circumstances came my way.
It’s important not to let our lives be distracted by these obstacles that arise to throw us off our path.
We can work through the pain, by keeping a clear focus on our values, plans, and dreams.
Try not to give too much importance to the pain, the drama, the naysayers that rear their ugly heads.
As I appreciate the youthful vitality, sense of adventure, and pure joy in laughter, that my grandson brings to my life, I understand how much we need each other.
I calm him, offer my wisdom to help him understand things, and just hang out with him.
When I was raising my own children, I was so busy working that there were areas where my mom and sisters often “filled in” for me.
Even today, we are lucky to have mom, age 89 for her joe-de-vivre and spunk.
She adds another dimension to our lives, and helps us appreciate the fact that we all grow old, and that all of us have something to contribute to our family, friends, and our world.
Life is fragile.
But as human beings as we experience the changing passages of living and dying, of youth and old age, we can realize and have gratitude for each contribution our loved ones make to help us grow into who we are.