Wednesday, June 15

Seeing Progress ...............6/15/11


   Good evening and good morning to my Right Coaster, Midwestern and east of the U.S. friends,
How you be? I got in minutes ago after spending time with others this evening. It does wonders to this soul, coming across, encountering vibrant community in the course of a day.

My gratitudes for Wednesday:

1. I met with four clients today. In three cases, they are  making progress.  The fourth was a new client, always a good thing.  With this last client, we'll meet again Friday.  I love it when the lights go on within those I work with, as they tackle the challenges they're facing.


     Life can be difficult, yes. But we humans have been bestowed with gifts that allow us to surmount life's difficulties. Among our gifts is faith, and the power it provides for us, from God. Another fabulous gift is Faith's close cousin, Optimism, also known as an Attitude of Gratitude.

2. I had encouraging conversations with several people on the phone today. They meet my need for connection, community and fellowship. Since the calls included details about recent successes they were enjoying,the talks fed my need for celebration of life, too. It's edifying hearing good stuff.

3. My life is moving forward. I'm thankful when I'm effective with my time. Life, as I know it, shall be improving, soon.   I'll talk more about that, in about a week.

4. A friend of 14 years, I'll be seeing, tomorrow in San Francisco. Our times together are comfortable, like a pair of old shoes. There's something to be said for long-term friends, love, mutual respect and support. Am I lucky, or what?!?

     I'm heading for bed, I'm pooped. Keep posting!

         I'll keep the lights on for you,

      The Innkeeper
 Image: Oooh! by Tim Blessed all rights reserved, used by permission.

2 comments:

JohnChapter10Verse17 said...

"Life can be difficult, yes. But we humans have been bestowed with gifts that allow us to surmount life's difficulties. Among our gifts is faith, and the power it provides for us, from God."
Amen! without faith, God will not forcibly move on our behalf.
Thanks for taking some of your time to share, the optimism and gratitude is contagious :)
John.

Paul NorthernCal said...

Good to see you back, John.

We are in agreement. Christ said, "apart from me, we can do nothing." May He help you with your goals.

Thank you for dropping by and commenting!

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