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Finding my way through life, stopping to smell the posies along the way.

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March 2017

Magic

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I believe in magic.  Present and all around us, it is happening outside of our control without explanation.  Sometimes seen, other times only felt.  It is never contained.  It can not, nor will not, be rationalized or controlled.  It merely exists and survives.  A child’s wonder, laugh, or innocence, the rise and fall of the sun and moon, the love that is awakened and stirred between souls; all are nothing less than magic.

Despite the darkest moment, it persists.  Magic bubbles and surfaces to surprise us when we least expect it, reminding us of the beauty in life.  Moments that are slyly hidden, teaching us to search deeper to discover its treasure.  Transversely, there are those embolden moments that bring us to our knees, cause us to tremor with emotion, and demand our attention.  In our most desperate need, it saves.  Magic has a way all its own. We can only bear witness to its power.  So make a wish, hold on tight, and let the magic shine its light.

 

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Lenten Goals

I find myself mentally prepared and ready for investment and renewal.  I’ve done my preparation and now I’m ready to put the realizations and lessons into practice. I haven’t been diligent in my self care lately.  I haven’t exercised as I should, and I’ve been careless with my diet.  My emotional and mental health have struggled.  Looking back, I recall that when this happens, it usually calls for rebalancing and grounding. Enter the season of Lent.

As a converted Catholic, I enjoy Lent. The schedule of extra masses and participation of Stations of the Cross can be undesirable as the weeks accumulate.  However, I find this time very productive in terms of growth, grounding, and spiritual connection.  It has a way of clearing out the mental and spiritual clutter that accumulates after the holidays.  It’s a time to come back to the New Year resolutions after the daily grind has worn them away. In past years I’ve given up tv, social media, and chocolate.  Other years I’ve added prayer and devotional time. Much like my resolutions, I don’t always fully achieve my Lenten goals, but I finish the season better than I started.

This year I’m choosing 6 goals. Yes, this is a very lofty list.  A few are common place, and a few are new, but necessary additions.  Hopefully after Lent has passed, I will have gained mental clarity, spiritual grounding, and a healthier body.  With my mind, body, and spirit renewed, I hope to find a more peaceful and balanced lifestyle.  I wish you a meaningful Lent.  Peace be with you throughout this Lenten season.

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