Thursday, January 25, 2007

Magnificent "7"

Life is full of surprises! That is what I unwittingly experienced last evening. Over the last number of days it appears that life has not been the easiest. In the midst of those days, although thinking I was on track, I had to admit that I was moving from the track ahead of me. This is where the 'Magnificent 7' stepped in. During a meeting of this particular group of spiritually centered friends and supporters, our agenda was not followed and the result was one of putting me back on track, opening my mind to a new way of thinking, and, best of all, providing me with the ability to accept and know that goals, if truly desired, cannot be stopped by derailments. They reassured me and gave good counsel ... something we don't always have the means to do for ourselves alone. Additionally my sisters and mother have been present during these times and I am blessed to have them.

What this vigorously reminds me of once again is that God puts people in our lives for a reason ... in this case I received and in return felt a closer bond to family and those who have now been termed "The Magnificent 7." Laughingly, I know that I am blessed to have support each day of the week in my journey because there are seven of us. Being candid, it has always been hard for me to ask for help ... always had to do it myself (guess in some ways I still do) but isn't that the reason for the people God has put in our lives? I have more to learn obviously ... it is easier most times for me to give than to accept. I'm working on it and know it is not a failure on my part to ask for help because God is, through people in my life, providing the source I need ... when I need it.

Life is going to be a challenge. There will be rough times, difficult situations, things to fall into, major obstacles, hurdles, stumbling blocks, forks in the road, mountains to climb, things to get over, oppositions to resolve, unpleasantness to face, feelings to understand, disappointments to accept, mysteries to solve, wonders to unfold and promises to keep to yourself. Now that I have been reminded of what I should expect (I don't believe I ever truly forgot them), it is time to prepare myself (yourself). Get ready. The only way to get where you want to be is to do what needs to be done to get there. Do it fast. Do it slow. Do it right. Do it up. Do it in the daylight. Do it by the moonlight. Do it alone. Do it with others. Do it for free. Get paid to do it. Do it for yourself. Do it for the world. The moment you give up on doing it, it will never get done.

Lessons learned in life a never really forgotten. Sometimes it takes a reminder when we find ourselves in the valley. Yes, we will make our ways out of that valley, but it is so much easier when we allow ourselves to be open to the help of others. For me, "The Magnificent 7" are truly that ... magnificent!

As two of the "7" pointed out to me I should "Lighten up a little" and "Chill."

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"Life has two rules: number 1, Never quit!; number 2, Always remember rule number 1."

"A problem is a chance for you to do your best."

"Now I can say loudly and openly what I have been saying to myself on my knees."
- all quotes by Duke Ellington

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to be part of your discernment. It's not a hike but merely a walk in God's park.