13 days without TV and I don't even miss 'em: Jack, Meredith, House, Kitty, McSteamy or McDreamy. I am marching on! The extra time is a gift - I'm organizing and reading and my soul....is still. Quieter. I like it.
Yesterday (and today) are Purim and a friend emailed me stating "Happy Purim." It is a beautiful Jewish tradition and as you know, I do love a good tradition. My friend suggested we read the Book of Esther in honor of Purim. Esther is a hero of mine - a brave woman, filled with determination and courage.
Esther 4:14: "...for such a time as this" sits on my desk. I'm in a Bible study Monday nights. We're studying David who is known as "The Man After God's Own Heart." He also is fearless and courageous. Seems there is a theme. 2010 looms in front of me like a big ole bowl of hope. I am marching on!!!
And if I want to continue having hope; I must be intentional. When sis-in-law was here last week, we determined to open our eyes and ask Him to reveal all...big or small. It's crazy how utterly wonderful a day is - eye opening in every sense of the word. We were driving down 2920 and while at a stoplight, to our right, were maybe 100 little birds flying. Baby robins! We'd never seen anything like it - and KNEW it was a gift from God! Especially since sis-in-law loves birds!!!! (I did a search on the topic and when birds are at the end of their migration they can average 100!) Those babies are marching on.
...in this "new world" of mine, I aim to be courageous and fearless, just like Esther and David. It's a tall order; but I'm gonna give it a shot. ...marching on!!!
March 1 means almost-spring. Spring = renewal, rebirth. And although I am 54; it's not too late for me. To be fired up, excited,
Happy Purim, eyes wide open and march on...