(photo: Kate Spade store Mall at Millenia, Orlando, Florida)
The devil takes many forms.
Procrastination is one of the devil’s favorites.
Distraction is another and so is medication.
Shopping, conforming, tradition, excuses, regrets.
Two amazing Christmas gifts we can give ourselves are second chances and permission.
Think about it.
(photo: An idea scratched out on a piece of scrape paper… too many short, simple, profound ideas coming at us… never say you’ll remember it without writing it down.)
On our deathbed will we be surrounded by the ghosts of our dreams?
For most, probably.
Who gets to be the exception?
Deep breaths. Help as many people as we can as often as we can.
Even when the opportunities seem small.
Especially when the opportunities seem small.
Repeat until death.
(photo: The first sunset of the annual Summer beach trip to Sanibel Island – our life will have a sunset too… will it be peaceful?)
Suffering does not make us weak unless we give it permission.
Suffering does not make us strong unless we give it permission.
Permission is only granted by one person.
One person only.
We know this.
November is the time on Facebook where folks post a daily thing they are thankful for.
So here’s a crazy thought.
What if we did it 365 days each year instead of 30?
And what if we didn’t need the world’s biggest natural disasters to compel us to pray and send donations?
What would our lives look like?
What are we waiting for? A time when our life is in order? Good luck with that.