Happy Friday Friends & Digital Neighbors! Good Morning Supporters, Members and Visitors!
Growth - Development - Integration. However you look at it, it is not an easy concept to always embrace. I suspect the vast majority like periods of coasting in our life, but coasting has never gotten us to new heights or perspectives, at best it allows us to recharge the batteries for another run at the hill.
I have spent more and more time coasting as I age and less effort looking for the next hill to climb. One of my warning signs is boredom and listlessness in my work which is a rarity, but not entirely unfamiliar. When I begin to notice that, it usually opens the doors to more self-examination. What am I doing in life that has become too routine, too comfortable or too easy. Again, I don't need any ball-busting experiences to wake me up and get me moving, but something more than just another day on the line.
I am thankful that as a pastor & priest most of my days have a good balance of the familiar and unexpected. Unanticipated changes are opportunities for me to trust in the flow of the day and the providence that I believe is at work. I know once the sun pops up, my day can go in any number of unexpected ways that are unplanned but usually for the good. The books-ends of the day belong mostly to me and my personal habits. That seems to be more than enough for my sanity and reasonable contentment. I love my quiet mornings and I never stay up late enough anymore for night to matter.
Well, enough rambling, on to the morning quotes -two for this Friday, one for all of us leading others, and another just as a reminder for who is behind the wheel of your life. Happy Friday Friends!
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
The algorithm is always listening.
This popped up today.
The ADD crew bandied this about a few days ago.
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...