So I sit here by my dining room window sipping coffee and watch spring arrive. This is going to be an interesting year. One thing that troubles me but yet I try not to give it any power in my life is that when I moved to California 35 years ago this Memorial Day weekend...I plunged into life there and never looked back. Not once was I homesick for the life I'd left behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Now almost daily I am homesick for California. So much so am I homesick that there is the pain in the longing to be back there.
I also recognize that the brash young man of 35 years ago is a wee bit different from the older man that exists today. Although I may not understand the whys and the wherefore of my life right now; I also know I am meant to be here. It is my hope that as I move through this transition period that my spirits become lighter.
In today's Daily Word (from Unity), this phrase caught my attention: "Despite any storm raging around me, I have the ability to turn my focus from fear to faith. I know and trust that no storm could ever destroy the protection that God provides."
There is no storm per se that is raging rather around me other than what I create in my own mind. As I sit here in the comfort of my beautiful wee house in the woods I remind myself to change my focus from fear to faith. I am protected by God and all will be well.