The Unknown

The unknown scares me. Always has. I don’t like the dark because I can’t see and I become enveloped in the unknown. The future worries me because as much as I plan I can’t account for the unknown variable. Meeting new people scares me because what will we talk about, will they like me? Yes, the unknown scares me. Or it used to until I discovered a trick.

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The Reach

Some baby animals are born and can stand and walk within a short amount of time. For example, an elephant can stand 20 minutes after being born and learns to walk within its first hour. In two days, it can keep up with the herd. A giraffe can walk in about 30 minutes. For a human baby, the time varies but typically ranges between 9 and 18 months. Several factors need to fall into place before a baby becomes mobile. Two of those factors can teach us adults important principles in goal setting. They are vision and reach.

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Lessons from a Tree

This tree is a block away from me. I pass it when I go on my lazy “just around the block” walks. In the summer, I didn’t notice it. Not until the leaves had all fallen and I could see the definitive skeletal remains. This tree has a message for us. This tree is a motivator.

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My prayer for you…

Every night during my prayer I mention your name. It’s true, I do. I always have. Not to be confused with the habit of mindless repetition, on the contrary, I pray for you so that I will remain mindful. I don’t want to forget about you or your troubles. So, when I say I pray for you, please know I think of you and your situation and I pray for your success. I used to think your success meant your health and well-being. But now I know better. My current prayer for you sounds a bit different.

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My Faith Garden

I do not have a green thumb. I don’t even have a plastic one. Seriously, I have a vase with fake flowers that I have knocked over so many times one blossom now sits at a perpetual 90 degree angle. So, my expertise in gardening is lacking somewhat. But I do have what I call a faith garden that I’d like to tell you about.

Stick with me on this analogy and I hope it will all come together.

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