Weekend Wisdom: Blooming

I chose “Blooming” for today’s Weekend Wisdom in honor of Grief Care Place’s 13th annual Blooming Brunch happening today. My friend Lisa Ryan is this year’s speaker and my friend Katherine Miracle was last year’s speaker. It is a lovely luncheon benefiting a good cause.

Enjoy these quotes and may at least one cause your heart and soul to bloom.

And the day came when the risk [it took] to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. 

Anais Nin

People deal too much with the negative, what is wrong….Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

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As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Denis Waitley
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I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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For I Am About To Do Something New

The following verse spoke to me earlier this year and it seemed to be a good verse to go along with my word for the year – THRIVE!

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in dry wasteland. 

Isaiah 43:19

Here is what is new so far this year:

  • Working for a new staffing company
  • Co-workers M, R, D, J, and K.
  • Cubical 91, which is in a new part of the office
  • Supervisor N, instead of R.
  • .25 cent per hour pay raise
  • 20 minute lunch instead of a 30 minute lunch
  • Working with Faithful Finish Lines
  • Saturday night church (yes,my Saturday Night Fever is Gone With The Wind)
  • Prayer Partner S
  • A-Z Scripture Bible Verses
  • Planking

That’s just what God has done in the first 4 months of 2015. Excited to see what He does next month.

What new things, people or adventures has God brought to your dry wasteland this year?

A River Runs Through The Gully In Michele's Dry Wasteland (backyard-2011).

A River Runs Through The Gully In Michele’s Dry Wasteland (backyard – 2011).

 

Update On Throwing Out My Devotional Books

Earlier this month I wrote about throwing out my devotional books in order to concentrate on my friend and blogging buddy’s A-Z Scripture Challenge.

With 2 days left in the challenge, here is my update.

Before I get out of bed, I reach for my Kindle to read the scripture for that day. I then start to memorize it and write it down as I am eating oatmeal. I would also focus on the verse in-between calls at work. This strategy worked well. I even felt more peaceful after a few days.

Then I got sick.

The strategy became to read the verse and focus on the main idea such as:

This strategy also worked. Not only did I focus on the idea at work but also every time I was blowing my nose. I did not feel the peace I felt before getting sick, but at least I was slowly working on getting those thoughts into my head and heart.

The 26 verses are not meant to be memorized in a month, but to be meditated on and applied daily. You can even pick one a month or one a season. It does not matter how you do it, just work on making these verses a part of your life.

Sharon’s A-Z Scripture challenge are at Dare To Be Happy.   

I dare you to visit her site and pick just one verse to memorize, meditate on and write down.

Please let me know what verse you chose. You can either leave a comment or fill out the contact form below.

 

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