But, I am worn out; almost not
writing tonight, that's how frazzled I am. Doing my innkeeper duties, I love. I've done enough work that would keep ten people busy. A saving grace are the comments left, by you. That is increasing. I hope more of you do, it makes what I do here worthwhile.
I look forward to hearing from guests from outside of the U.S. Would it be possible for me to read comments from you?
In a recent post I wrote:
"Frequently, I ask others what they've heard me say. Reflecting back what I hear, helps. It removes confusion. What is communicated may not be what is heard."This point reminds me of a story about a homeless man. Walking through a tony neighborhood, he approached a wealthy woman watering her lawn.
"Do you have any money for a guy down on his luck?" he asked.
Said she, "I do not give money to strangers. However, I have three buckets of flat green paint in the garage. If you paint the porch in the back of my house, I will give you one hundred dollars."
At the end of the day, all covered with paint, he returned to the lady of the house. He said, "Ma'am, I did the best I could. Every inch is covered with paint. But, lady, that wasn't a Porsche. It was a Mercedes."
*****My Gratitudes for Today:
1. I will sleep eight hours tonight. Balance, is something I need to diligently maintain. Especially true as I am emotionally, mentally and physically taxed as never before.
2. New clients are coming out of the woodwork. People are calling me, wanting my services, people I have never approached. The word is getting out. I like the wholeness that happens when we operate out of our fullness, not our neediness.
3. I like the comments I am getting from you. Thank you. It means much to me. For anyone who comments, I will reply.
4. A brand-new guest to this inn, who discovered this place today, wrote a terrific, honest, at-length letter. I was humbled she felt free to open up about serious issues.
I was happy hearing her discernment about someone she met online. Someone who lied and was cheating on her.
Her encouraging words for what I do here was one of many gifts from God I received today. Being appreciated makes my day.
6. I benefited from the kindness of another friend. I am happy I let myself be vulnerable. This person was supportive, caring for my happiness. Tonight hearkened an ancient saying.
"Cast your bread upon the waters. In many days it shall return to you."That happened tonight. Am I glad. And for that, I have An Attitude of Gratitude.