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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Days 91, 92, 93

Monday-Wednesday, December 13-15. . .
            Well, obviously not much writing is going on except for CHRISTMAS TO-DO LISTS!
            Speaking of lists, my creative daughter-in-law sent an email to family members. It’s a fill-in-the-blank list of favorites: colors, animals, music, art, books, movies, etc. It also includes blanks for other things: “what I want or need but don’t want to ask for” and “do not give me…”
            We’re all exchanging each others’ lists now, gleaning new insight and getting practical ideas for our $20 gift exchange.
            Filling it in, I felt like I was writing a “Dear Santa” letter. =) It was fun to give in for a few minutes to being a self-centered child. “I want, I like, I need, I wish.”
            On the other hand, the exercise also reminds me of my relationship with the Holy One. This will not speak to everyone, but for me imagining the “father figure” allows me to abide in a sense of well-being. I am comforted. I know I am cared for and so totally unconditionally loved and accepted. I am reminded that He is always whispering in my ear, “What do you want Me to do for you?”

1 comment:

  1. I desperately needed your last few sentences......the world works so hard at breaking up my relationship with the Holy One!!!