I’m sitting here at my desk on the eve before my 52nd birthday listening to the crickets as they chirp, chirp, chirp…the hum of cars occasionally overriding their Summer symphony. I’m struggling for words as I sit here and hope to somehow encapsulate in a blog post my honest to God thoughts about the title I have chosen. I feel like a foreigner, in my own office tonight. Every routine I held dear in the past has been tossed into an irretrievable folder and filed in the archives of my personal history. This year: 2016…the year I felt led to the word “Revelation“…and am still trying to find answers to questions that are yet to be revealed.
Yet, in this crazy season for me personally, and beyond…I find great comfort in the moments I have been given. In each minuscule second…in each breath. Despite the losses, setbacks, sadness and sufferings witnessed- there is cause to celebrate. To live and accept the gift of right now. Perhaps, if ever, a time to be present without fail with every ounce of attention one can muster.
If you want to know how I believe you can celebrate your birthday every day, it’s simple. It’s by giving yourself away bit by bit until there is nothing left at all.
And in that great nothingness is incredible joy and freedom. In that place of emptiness is supreme satisfaction and contentment.
To be lost completely in the giving of oneself to something apart from self is something that does not come naturally , or easily. Or without cost. I wonder if it is possible at all without God.
I’m not there yet, friends… I’m still learning this great lesson of Love. I am on the path, and I am following the One who guides my way. My baggage is getting lighter, and He’s offered to carry all for me. But, I still have a long way to go, and sometimes I clutch tightly to the bags I need to release. My Guide is patient, for that I am grateful. He’s walking me home and is a Keeper of Promises.
I know, I know – you are thinking, Dawn get to the Giveaway…enough with the heavy stuff!
Well, you will have to come back tomorrow to find out about the Giveaway.
I will give you four hints in riddle form-for the four gifts to be given to one lucky recipient:
One will bring the gift of wisdom, it is alive and active
One will be a companion for the journey, encouraging and practical
One is a keeper of dreams, thoughts, prayers insights-a sunrise
One is an offering of beauty , a stone reminder
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Celebrate with me!
Updated: 8/24/16 Here is the link for the Giveaway!