Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Hey everyone!

So . . . I am going to Thailand. I can’t believe it, and today I feel so anxious I might throw up. But it’s a really good type of throw up.

I feel this is exactly where I am supposed to be, and I consider my fear to actually be an affirming sign that I am in the right place.

I will be back on the 12th and, assuming that I don’t get eaten by a Thai spider, expect to return a changed woman. Let me know if you notice a difference.

I am so thankful for all of my family and friends who support me during these times. I can’t imagine being able to live a meaningful life without your love and support. Thank you for the meaning you bring to me.

See you after Thailand. If I have internet access, I might blog about my journeys, we’ll see!


Monday, November 16, 2009

If Christ were coming again tomorrow, I would plant a tree today. - Martin Luther

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

i don't even have the emotional capacity to comment on this quote right now.

The circumstances of our lives are another medium of God’s communication with us. God opens some doors and closes others.... Through the wisdom of our bodies, God tells us to slow down or reorder our priorities. The happy coincidences and frustrating impasses of daily life are laden with messages. Patient listening and the grace of the Spirit are the decoding devices of prayer. It is a good habit to ask, What is God saying to me in this situation? Listening to our lives is part of prayer.

- Marjorie J. Thompson
Soul Feast

Monday, November 02, 2009

Lots of good stuff here.

Seize the day, if you must, but do so gently and never, ever shake it. All days are not alike, and some of them are just not meant for seizing. Some days you wake up with a headache, a dentist's appointment, and a long to-do list. But that's okay. Seize tomorrow instead and today follow the path of least resistance - because deciding not to seize this particular day is also a form of seizing the day, if you follow my drift.
Likewise, whoever came up with the bright idea that you should live each day as if it were your last has probably never taken this advice . . . what this cliche fails to address is that the day after your imagined last day quickly arrives and transforms your grand exit into an unmitigated disaster. Now you're chubby, broke, jobless, and have really spooked your cute UPS driver. And you're supposed to live this nightmarish new day as if it's your last. You see where I'm going with this - it gets old very fast.
Better advice is to live each year as if it's your last. Pace yourself. Prioritize. Most of all, enjoy the constructive daydreaming it takes to plan your fantasy, because if you don't, you're missing the whole point: Living each day as if it's your last is really about enjoying now. Even if you're not exactly where you want to be yet, there really is a ton of pleasure to be had in stopping to smell the rugosas along the way.
Adventure comes with no guarantees or promises. Risk and reward are conjoined twins . . . there are many good reasons not to toss your life up in the air and see how it lands. Just don't let fear be one of them.

- Mary South