There are an endless array of things that take place within a single day for us. Boil it down further and dissect it and the truth is that things shift within a glance, a beat of our heart, a thought. We often proclaim that we don’t like change but the fact is that we experience change every moment in one form or another.
Relationships shift subtly and in overt ways that shake us; sometimes that shake us like a big hug and at other times, it feels like our world is in a massive earthquake. We share the news of events with others and they do their best to support us. The reality is that it takes each one of us time to process what happens in our mind and in our heart and its not readily apparent what the causes and reasons are for each and every event that takes place.
We need time for gentle contemplation.
I witness relationships daily and am paid to assess their status, their well-being, their functional ability. Even from my professional viewpoint, I cannot see and feel every aspect of the chemistry, the connectivity, the longevity, the meaning behind the why and decipher God’s intention in putting people together. And I do try to interpret what it seems to me to be God’s plan.
What I do know is that each one of us is in search of warmth, tenderness, connection that is authentic and love that is genuinely healthy. It is up to each one of us to be mindful and dedicated to making it happen.
On the cusp of my 60th birthday, I am keenly aware of my choices and my actions. I’m dedicated to my overall authentic well-being and pray I take the right steps, the steps that God has in mind for me…so I can be the best version of who He has created and so that I am able to do the best work He has intended. I am present, in prayerful mode, and focused on building the strength within me.