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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Isn't that pretty much the whole issue most of the time, the timing?

I was in a funny place for a while, trying to figure out why I felt lost, so I just did what my father told me to do if (when!) I got lost in the woods. He told me to resist the urge to wander around, but just stay where I was until either I figured out for sure which way to go or someone found me. That long ago advice was right for this SP journey, too, because both things happened, and I'm not feeling lost anymore. The path was right there all along.

Timing. Maybe the biggest question is what's right for this moment. Sometimes it's time to just keep walking. Sometimes it's time to reassess before we keep walking. Sometimes it's time to recognize what's right instead of what's wrong. Sometimes it's time to pare tasks down to the simple things. And sometimes it's time to jump up and down, hug the people who came, pat ourselves on the back for hanging tough, and be grateful for being alive and changing. So I'm not in a funny place anymore. I'm here, right where I need to be.

Thank you Friends for being there, for not judging me, for helping me find myself, for giving me the space to reflect until the timing was right. We truly are all in this together.
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    Very meaningful blog. You are on target.
    1607 days ago
    That is so true. Timing - don't they say "timing is everything". Maybe that is what is wrong with me lately. This was an eye-opening blog! Thanks, really puts things in perspective for me!

    1620 days ago
    That was good advice your dad gave you. Sometimes it is best to just sit back a reflect on a situation instead of taking action. Hope you are having a great day, my friend.
    1629 days ago
    Great blog Gail and so inspirational! How wonderful your Dad's words came to you when you needed them. Timing is everything! emoticon
    1630 days ago
    Good morning Gail--up early here as Tess kept hearing some animal outside--She was so good yesterday---this morning too!---Maybe life is returning to normal!--I wish you a emoticon happy good Sparkly day! Lynda
    1635 days ago
    So great how the old advice works is this situation too! Staying put does not waste precious energy, draining you further. Have a wonderful journey!
    1636 days ago
    You are so good to pray for Tess--I do appreciate it--She seems a bit better to-day-----
    1639 days ago
    Hello my friend,
    I am just trying to catch up on everything and had to read back a bit on your blogs. I am sorry I have been so absent lately when you needed support. It seems to me that your father shared words of wisdom and raised a smart daughter. If you don't know where to go or what to do then it is often best to sit quiet and listen and wait until the path is clear.

    You have been through a lot these last couple of months and maybe you just needed to stop pressing and sit back quietly and find your peace again. It is your time to be you.....the true you. I picked up a magnet recently that spoke so loudly to me and perhaps it has a message for you too. It says "LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGINED." by Henry David Thoroeau. You worked so hard your whole life.....and during all of that time you were learning lessons. Lessons about life, and love, and people and nature. Some of the lessons were cerebral and some were physical and some were emotional. All of these lessons made their imprint on you and the summation of those lessons brought you to where you are today. You can't be in the wrong are who you are. Maybe you are there to learn something new, or maybe you are there to teach someone else something new. You are there with a purpose whether you know what it is or not. Someday you may have an "AHA" moment when you can look back at this and say "Now I understand", or you may never know. It doesn't change that you have a purpose in each moment. It sounds like you are moving towards a clearing and maybe the next step will be much more transparent for you. Stay alert and be open to whatever is laid out in front of you. Maybe it is not what you were thinking is coming at all. That is why life is an adventure.

    I too have dropped into a watching mode right now. I have no idea what direction I will be heading a month from now. I have set the following lists of tasks in front of myself:

    1. Climb a mountain
    2. Swim in the ocean
    3. Breathe
    4. Be

    Until I have done those things, I will not move on to any other tasks or decisions. Maybe you should make a list such as this for yourself.

    Stay on the path, until you should get off of it! :)

    1642 days ago
  • KENWANNE2013
    Excellent post and spot on. Sometimes we just have to relax and let all of the changes we've made/want to make catch up with each other - so it sounds like you're now re-aligned and on the right path.

    I also loved the question you posed "What is right for me?" and personally found it very re-assuring. I've struggled between what I feel I should be doing(huge ambitious list), what I could be doing (a gentler list but somehow quite daunting at the moment) and what I am doing (not much of anything). None of those feel quite right.I'm reviewing my strategy at the moment, and think for a short while I'll ditch the shoulds/the coulds and focus on what feels right. Big thank you. As always, I learn something from your posts. You are a emoticon
    1642 days ago
    What great advice and it was useful for you and for all of us! I think I was going through the same thing there for awhile. We need a break from the grind once in awhile, no matter what it is. Sometimes we don't know what it is that makes us feel that way. I think I am too hard on myself sometimes and I get melancholy or moody, thinking of the past, what could have been, etc. No sense in being that way! Go find that happy place where you have fun, live in that moment and pretty soon, you will find a way to be happy all the time and live with life the best we know how.
    Good to see you are feeling good and ready to forge ahead! Thanks for sharing this blog with us!! Have a happy week ahead!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1643 days ago
    My Dad told me the same thing emoticon

    I admire how you didn't fret & panic you just let it be. It says in the Bible ,WAIT on the Lord, but we are weak minded & want answers & results NOW !

    How wise of you to let the path be shown to you. You are one of the few who take the path less traveled , as one of my favorite poems say.
    Thank you for sharing your journey with us !
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    1643 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/21/2013 8:59:52 PM
    And a quote from the Dr. Suess book, Marvin K. Mooney, "the time has come, the time is now"..... used to love reading that book to kids....

    Glad you've got your focus back.... emoticon
    1643 days ago
    So glad you are feeling more settled and at peace with where you are. Maybe this season of time is over for both of us now. I loved your blog! Thank you for sharing your insight with us!
    1644 days ago
    So very true. I hope you are having a great weekend.
    1644 days ago
    When you wrote "Maybe the biggest question is what's right for this moment", it touched me!! THAT'S IT! That's what is happening to me too. The world (and internet) are full of opinions, knowledge, information, ideas, etc., etc., etc., and I get lost when I don't pay attention to what is right FOR ME wherever I am. emoticon emoticon I kept waiting for your blog because I knew when you figured it out, your wisdom was going to help me too. emoticon
    1644 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Timing. It really is everything. Grateful that you shared your thoughts on the process!
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  • GABY1948
    I loved this blog! Thanks for saying it so perfectly!
    1644 days ago
    emoticon Always glad to be walking this journey with you. You say the words so perfectly. Timing ...
    1644 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Wonderful blog and so true. It is all in the timing. I like the idea of staying put until you figure out what to do or something/one comes along to help. You dad sounds like a very smart man. Glad you had him and still have him in your heart and mind. Very special. Have a wonderful day Gail and good luck with your journey.
    1644 days ago
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