I know, I know. Hoky. But I can’t help it — that phrase is ringing in my head — “44 and 40 more.”
DWELL IN POSSIBILITY.
– Emily Dickinson
I love, love, love dear Emily D.
I have without a doubt found healing and answers in the last few years looking backward. The truth of those experiences needed to be brought into the light and this was important because my family had lived so many years afraid and not able to speak truthfully. But …
several things happened on my birthday that confirmed the idea that I am easily drawn to the negative. Perhaps this is my nature. Perhaps this is human nature? I have to tell the truth, which I am grateful to be able to in all honesty. But I don’t think it is completely about truth telling or not at this point. So, what is on my mind and heart is to dwell in possibility.
Of this I am certain — that I am to focus on the unlimited possibilities found in today.
CS Lewis said: “Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
What comes to mind this morning …
Perseverance is a long obedience in the right direction!
I’m an over thinker and incessant seeker. I’m grateful for God’s grace. This is a quiet, contemplative blog. I write poetry, and essays and offer my photographs.
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