My 2 sisters, my Mom, an aunt and uncle, and a cousin all left for Paris yesterday for 10 days. My sisters and cousin are going to run in the Paris Marathon on Sunday.
I am very inspired by them concerning this trip…and a little jealous! It has taken a lot of planning and discipline,and is not only a fun trip, but a spiritual one for them. I got to thinking…I can have my “Paris” right here at home! While they are gone having their adventure, I am going to make it a point to be getting myself out there out of my comfort zone! Adventure and awakenings! When they return, and we sisters get together to talk about the spiritual side of their trip, I will have my own to add to the stories!
I am going to keep a list so I will remember what I have done. So far:
*yesterday I e-mailed some Reading teachers from other schools and
asked them if they would like to do lunch on Friday, so that is
planned for tomorrow
*I asked my friend who I haven’t seen in 2 months if she would like
to go out for supper tonight, and we did
*I joined the discussion at our new CG group
*I asked my Dad to take a trip with me to visit family on Saturday,
so we have that planned
My Aunt Helen is 89 years old and has been put on hospice. I told my Dad that if he wanted to go see her on Saturday that I would take the trip with him to go see her. He got very excited and said, “Yes, that would be very good!” While we are up there, we will also see his sister (who has Alzheimer’s),
his sister-in-law (who just finished her rounds of chemotherapy), and his favorite brother.
This is going to be a very good trip for me! It is the first time I will be taking a trip like this with my Dad…just him and me! Alot of healing is going to take place for me! And, my confidence is going to be boosted way-up!
I am nervous because I feel very awkward, and don’t really have much experience anyway in visiting sick people. But I am up for the challenge of learning and giving love to these people that need it!
I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me!
An exercise in a Julia Cameron book: if you had 5 other lives, what would you really enjoy being?
*a counselor/life coach
*a National Geographic photographer
*a field researcher
*a motivational speaker
*a wilderness guide
*An oceanographer like Jacques Cousteau
*An animal expert like Jack Hannah