Sunday, April 22, 2018

April Update!

Okay, I truly had the most fabulous weekend!  My girls, a couple of months ago, bought me a ticket to attend a Time Out For Women event taking place in Lethbridge.  Now I am the person who rarely takes time to do anything like this.  I always love it during and after it happens, but have a million excuses as to why I am too busy, or can't afford it, or whatever.  Excuses, excuses - I hate them!

One amazing song from the weekend, as we got to enjoy this amazing artist entertain us with her humor, spirit, and music!

So I attended this weekend, and was able not only to be filled spiritually, physically, and emotionally, but I was over filled with running into friends and loved ones I hadn't seen for a long time.  I think the best of all was a friend I ran into, whom I hadn't seen for probably 15 years, Chris, who told me she had come with another friend, (one of my long standing BFF's) Wendy!!!!  What?!  It was perfect!  I got to visit with her a couple of times through the weekend, and get in a few hugs!  Friends I haven't seen for even a couple of years, and more hugs! Sheila, Barb, Lynn, and on and on!

I was inspired by the speakers and presenters.  I came home with renewed energies, and more ideas!  My kids always laugh and tease me because I always say to them:  "I have an idea,"  or "I was thinking about..."  and almost immediately they start to laugh and say, "Oh Mom".   In fact, I was talking one day to my teacher, about a little person in a class of mine, and told her that he is always listening, regardless of what he is doing.  He can be sitting at the table playing with play-do and know exactly what is going on in every other part of the room.  She said - Oh, so kind of like you hey?  LOL, well yes I guess my mind is exactly like that.  But ask me to sit still and stare at a television without having something in my hand and nope!  Can't do it!

Well yes my mind is reeling and meandering with ideas all of the time, and some of them are actually good ones.  Well, they are!!!    I always meander, just like my favorite little creeks, and sometimes I turn those meanders into beautiful things, and sometimes I feel like I am just rolling over the rapids, holding my breath and paddling like crazy until things reach a smooth spot and I can float for a short time.

One of my favorite quotes from the weekend,  "This too shall pass.  Ya, like a kidney stone!"  Oh how those kidney stones can hurt!  But yes, yes, they always do pass. 

This speaker was incredibly inspiring, as to the work he does.  Unbelievable his stories and his testimony, his passion and drive to help people. I put the video in my side bar for you to check out often.  It is amazing what he does for children all over the world.  And yes.......... please, please keep praying for GARDI!   Check out his website of the Operation Underground Railroad 

Well, I went there with another new blog idea, and got confirmation at the event, from that special Whisperer who guides me, that I need to move forward with this idea.  Yay!!  I also got some great inspiration for a couple of my other blogs.  Totally stoked for this.  I can't share it all with you right now, but soon.........  soon!

I went there seeking some spiritual inspiration, some direction, and some peace, and found all of them.  It was truly a great event.  I felt like many of the speakers were speaking directly to answer many of my minds meandering questions in life.

Probably the most important thing I learned again, or perhaps was affirmed to me again this weekend, was that I need to include the Lord in all that I do, whether it be business, pleasure, work, family, it doesn't matter.  If we include him in it, asking for guidance and confirmation, we will be successful at what we need.  Why is it so hard to forget that?  Why is it so hard to think He would be interested in
my business success?  Of course He would!  Of course He wants me to be successful, so I can be an instrument in His hands.

Talia bought an amazing picture this weekend, shown here, and it kind of shows how I felt this weekend.  He was reaching down to save me from drowning.  My hubby has a new job, spring is here, and reaching for His hand, I can survive again!  I can breathe again!  I can move forward!

Right now, at this very moment, my creek is flowing high!  I do look forward to those moments, especially on those lazy sunny afternoons, when I can relax and feel like my creek is just smooth and peaceful.  It is those times that get me through.  Times when it is flowing high - with emotions, ideas, momentum, and those times when it is flowing smoothly.  Times when it is trickling over the rocks have to be my favorite of all.  I love a small stream gurgling, taking off my shoes, wading in the warmth over the small rocks.  Nothing like it.

Update - life is good right now, and I feel as though I can breathe again.  He reached down when I felt like I was drowning and I only needed to reach up and take His hand.  Life is good!  Hold on for the ride!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and
I will be waiting for your further post thanks once again.

Anonymous said...

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Davilyn Atwood said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement! Much appreciated!

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