Yesterday we went to town. All the stamped mail, including newsletters, worked on diligently ‘to complete on time’, were left behind.
The frustration of feeling personal incompetence was acute. We would not be back at the main Post Office for several days. “letting it go” is a great lesson at times like these, but not always easy to actually live.
Then, this morning David took a photo on his mobile phone of light changes on what is our backyard view of country.
The rain guage, often unnoticed on its perch several metres from the house on a gentle rocky escarpment, suddenly looked very different. My heart soared!
Stuff in life so much ‘stuff’ is not significantly important. This reminder today to me is that we must always look for Light and look for beauty and it will be found. Working and failing but ‘letting go’ of what we can’t change and finding something ‘better’ is a challenge for us all.
Peace to you as you grapple with your frustrations big and small.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Great post Faye…..And a lovely photo. 😎
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