Friday, May 04, 2007

CATCHING UP WITH MYSELF and OTHERS!


Where has this last month gone? Much of it has gone into a major Communications Conference at Spokane Community College. Over 650 people attended, my dear friend Sharon Hartnett was the keynote speaker, I did a major workshop and worked with a group of amazing students on a major publicity blitz, setting up conference facilities, decorations, food, coordinating a follow up luncheon...whew! It was to some extent all- consuming. In the midst of all of this, some rather major conflicts emerged. I find today that I am breathing more and smiling more! The conference was an overwhelming success...and the lessons for me are profound.

I work on learning life lessons from everything I encounter. I want to be open to learning about myself and others. I am still sorting out the lessons from this major event and time consumer!

What I know for sure is to be grateful for it all. Yet sometimes that is easier said than done!
Some challenges and obstacles hurt physically, emotionally, and break my heart. Yet leaning on my faith helps me to come through with a new perspective. There is SO much that I can't control. People at times make choices that have a huge impact on me. Yet I continue to learn that God is good all the time and all the time God is good! God is THERE in the midst of EVERYTHING...holding my hand, wiping my tears, and restoring my courage!!

Perhaps some of these really tough moments are actually life defining. Do I REALLY lean on God? Do I really believe that He holds my future in the palm of his hand? Or are those words I kinda, sorta put into practice.

I wouldn't trade this month for anything! Yet I'm delighted to have time again to look around, smell the flowers, and appreciate my life!

Hope you are loving yours as well! God Bless! Love, Linda

2 comments:

The Farrell Family said...

It was great to see you and Sharon at the conference. So many people were blessed by what you talked about.

I love you and am glad that you're back on the blog. I always look forward to your posts.

Love you, me

kathibest said...

My own month was crazy and over full however I did have moments where I wondered where you were, and am glad you are back...........

Nothing like an over-full, over-challenging, over-emotional, over-scheduled, over-difficult, over-stretching, over-committed, over-heartbreaking, and over synchronized month to cause you to lean on the strongest thing you have.....your faith!

Even though you probably navigated through this whirlwind month with grace and passion, and are grateful for lessons learned, I am happy for you that it is behind you and you are looking back at it with grateful reflection....

It inspires me to see that you are still so open to learing and growing, that is attractive to me....

You are a gift to the planet and I feel fortunate to have been able to peek inside the package and partake of the gift for myself.....

Love you.........

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