Saturday, March 15

Recalling the Past Week: High and Low Points..... 3/15/14

The  value of growth, change or improvement: 
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place
you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you dif-

ferently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
                                    Terry PratchettA Hat Full of Sky
    Good evening, everyone.  This is the time when we recount how the week went.  Mine was a bit disappointing.  My patience is being tested.   Here is my report.

My High Points: 
1.  Celebrating three years that this inn has been open.  The anniversary was
Thursday.  I enjoy celebrating life and thriving, and some of that is happening here. This inn is serving others on a larger scale.  Many find encouragement when dropping by for a respite from their hectic lives.  200,000 have dropped by in the last eleven months.
2.  I gradually getting closer to driving my car.  It is in the shop, getting ready.  By Tuesday, I should be driving.   I'm thankful for the honesty of the mechanic who is helping me.

       On March 2nd, I drove my car for the first time in two years. I'll be driving from here on, unless, I'm doing things around town.
3.  I had a tremendous session with a young client.  I'm thankful she trusted me and opened up as much as she did.  It's a marvel, seeing healing take place within one session. Of course it is not complete, but we saw plenty of progress.
4.  I completed a poem.  My fourth.  It was the most challenging.  But the source of motivation outweighed the effort.  I'm in love.  I'm more alive.  I'm discovering universes that I didn't know exist.  The relationship I have is that good.
5. This week and this month have forced me to  grow in my trust in God, not leaning on my own understanding or resources.  That's always a good thing.
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”  ― C. JoyBell C.
6.  I like material I recently created and am using with clients.  I am always happy, when I grow in my effectiveness.
“Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change, and challenge who I am and what I think. The only thing I am for sure is unsure, and this means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking.” ― Jarod Kintz
7.  I had an intense conversation with a fellow in his twenties.  I stayed present, responding spontaneously to his intense and difficult questions.  I'm glad I avoided being controlling.  That is not a desire of mine.  I rather be authentic, which isn't possible, if we are controlling events and others.

My Low Points:
1.  I have gone more than a week without visiting a great friend.  I like the company we keep, and our conversations.
2.  My sleep has been fitful. I look forward to the day when I'll have better rest.
3.  My energy has been drained.

How About You? 
What were your high and low points for the past week? 

1 comment:

Carl H said...

Dear Innkeeper,

My Highs for this past week were;

1. Less chef-driven stress at work.

2. An enjoyable Friday afternoon visit with my Mom.

3. A surprisingly (I guess I'm growing...?), relatively enjoyable, obligatory, 3-hour, company sales-team dinner with colleagues on Friday night in Walnut Creek; gentle and gracious conversation, excellent food...and my duty was done.

4. An inspiring couples, marriage seminar all day on Saturday with refreshing reminders of skills and tools that can only improve life and love. The importance of Fun, Friendship, Faith and Forgiveness.

5. Progress in the healing and recovery of our second oldest son, as he builds a new life for himself, on his and life's terms, one day at a time.

6. The joy of re-watching Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of Downton Abbey, each Sunday night, especially those episodes we missed or saw fleetingly the first time.


1. A disappointing breach of trust with a pentulant son on Sunday evening. Being profoundly triggered by him tonight, and my resultant, explosive, dramatic, loss of temper! However, this time for a change, I do not feel guilty or sorry, but am glad I unloaded, as it was something I very much needed to do, and something he very much needed to hear. "If the shoe fits..."

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