Two of my friends lost loved ones during the Thanksgiving Holiday this year. Both of them only 62. Their dash is done. They don’t get another day or another year to get it right.
I’ll be honest. I’ve been at a bit of a crossroads. I’ve been at that point where “I’ve been putting in all the work, now where’s my reward.” And little messages have been surrounding me.
A friend of mine posted a short video on her “Women of God” fb page. A very well-known woman minister was saying (and I’ll paraphrase here) “God is hearing us say ‘why’. But what we really need to be saying is I’m gonna trust you God. I don’t understand this, this hurts, this feels like it’s going to kill me, but I trust you. And I believe that no matter what happens, that you can and will work it out for good if I keep my eyes on you.”
WOW! How much did that smack me right in the middle of the forehead? How often have I given the effort for a defined period of time and then had my hand out looking for the result.. . . looking for the evidence that I am on the right path. When what I need to do is just stay the course, and put the faith in “something greater than myself.”
Another little message through the universe came when I stumbled on an old friend’s blog from when she first started her MKE journey. It was fun to read where she was 6 years ago, and to appreciate that she has realized so many of her dreams today. She stayed the course, dragged kicking and screaming sometimes, as she looked at her own resistance and old head games, but she is evidence that this $#!7 works when you work it, when you set your mind to it and do the work. It doesn’t mean we have to be perfect – we just need to be human and to do the work.
And then came the new Chapter. “I will persist until I succeed.” Ok ok I get it. Little love notes from the Universe. Stay the course. Do the work. I have a bright and beautiful future that I am creating right now. And I am here to enjoy the journey, because the present is a gift that we can all choose to embrace with gratitude.