Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday Morning Motivation through the Music. Jonny Diaz - Breathe

I break life down into 4 categories. The Pain. The Journey.  The Joy.  The Beauty. This was never my thought process until I was devastated by a man that promised to love me and then after 37 years of marriage and promises I was blindsided by the truth.  That truth was a complete and utter betrayal of trust.  I know I am not alone.  There are countless areas of pain in life.  Disease, violence, divorce, betrayal, loss and the list goes on.   In the pain, and the journey to get through the pain we can find joy and beauty.

Motivation Through the Music.  Lyrics by Jonny Diaz
The Pain
"I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life
Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can
Trying to push a little harder trying to get the upper hand
So much to do in so little time, it’s a crazy life"
Jonny Diaz
(I can relate to this.  It seems, at times, I can't keep up)

The Journey

"Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe"
Jonny Diaz
(I remember in the beginning of my trauma when I felt as thought I would panic I would tell myself to just breathe.  The act of closing your eyes and taking a deep breath and giving the pain to God is the help to get you through the moment.)

The Joy
"Is to take it in fill your lungs
The Peace of God that overcomes
Just breathe
Let your weary spirit rest
Lay down what’s good and find what’s best
Just breathe"
Jonny Diaz
(Yes, you can find peace in your faith and you can let your weary spirit rest:-)

The beauty that surrounds us even in the pain....

God Bless!

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Walk Around the Lake in Late Winter, The Joy:-)

A beautiful cool day.  I decided to take a walk around the lake and see what I could find.

"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake." 
Wallace Stevens
(I do pray on my walks so maybe Wallace is right:-)

"If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully." 
Matthew Fox

 "The park bench, a place to stop, embrace God's beauty,  pray in silence, and just breathe. "

I found some interesting birds...

Half way through my walk these beautiful huskies came jogging up the trail.  
They made me smile!

A wonderful walk around the lake.  I can't wait to go back
Happy Day Everyone!
Get out and explore,